New MLK Monument Carved In China

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    This is a major disappointment.

    The original artist tasked to carve a statue of Rev. Martin Luther King jr. backed out over artistic differences. He said that they wanted something that was too ostentatious for such a humble man. He felt that MLK wouldn't want a 30 ft tall statue of himself.

    So instead a Chinese artist was hired. Martin Luther King memorial made in China - Telegraph

    I think it is a great rendering....but please. Can't we keep anything from being outsourced anymore.

    BTW, some are saying that it looks more like Mao then MLK.

    You be the judge.
     
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    Merge coming.

    I beat the other one by a few mins.
     
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    Date for ML King Jr. monument dedication reset...
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    New date set for MLK memorial dedication
    11 Sept.`11 WASHINGTON (AP) – Organizers have set a new date in October to dedicate the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial after Hurricane Irene forced them to postpone the event in August, days before 250,000 people were expected to attend.
     
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    That statue is terrible, makes Martin look like an angry Asian revolutionary.
     
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    It does make him look like an angry, closed off, and distant figure, not at all like Martin realy was. But even if one American artist did grasp what he was all about, why China? Surely America has a plethora of other artists that do terrible art and could have used the money?
     
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    I really don't care about cost in this matter, we need to keep personal works like this close to home. So if a Pakistani company offered to do it cheaper, we would see Martin dressed in a tuban with a long beard grasping a Quran in his arms.
     
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    I do agree that the statue does not look like Martin Luther King, Jr. based on all the photos and videos available of him.
     
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    My guess is that Immelt, Obama's friend from GE found someone in his factory that could do it. Just a guess
     
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    it needs a touch-up. 3D modelling and a competent sculptor should be able to fix it up in no time.
     
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    That would be nice.
     

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