Tax Dollars at Work: Sculpture of Bare-Breasted Woman ‘Sexting’ is Put on Display in Family Park (+video)

A bronze statue of a young topless woman who appears to be taking a sexting-style picture of herself has caused outrage in a Kansas City Park.

The bare breasted, headless female figure in Overland Park Arboretum is pointing a camera at herself and the American Family Association of Kansas and Missouri has said that it is obscene and promotes sexting in a venue where families take children.

This week the group collected 4,700 signatures, 1,000 more than is needed to compel a judge in Johnson County to convene a grand jury to investigate whether the work ‘Accept and Reject’ by Chinese sculptor Yu Chang is unacceptable.

In June, local resident and mother Joanne Hughes started a campaign to have the statue removed out of the sight of children and was joined in her efforts by the conservative American Family Asssociation soon after.

‘Well it’s the venue,’ said petitioner Joanne Hughes about why she feels the artwork should be moved. ‘I have been to Florence, Italy, I have seen the statue of David and its beautiful, he is not taking a picture of himself. The venue is where kids go on school field trips, their parents aren’t with them.’ Read more from this story HERE.

Here’s a video regarding the ongoing controversy:

  • reggiec

    Ahhhhh the so called “liberal arts’. So what will be next a sculpture of a man masturbating while watching porn?

  • Mark Brickey

    yet, if this was an old man oggling at some sweet young thing, it’s called pornography… If this were in a private collection, within a choosen closed area where one had to WANT to view it, ok. But in a public park where anyone in the park must see it, esp. children, then no it is not right.

  • siteunseen

    Your tax dollars hard at work again.

  • What a hunk of shit. It should be melted down and recycled.

  • CaptTurbo

    The new morality, brought to you by the DNC.

  • Carol-Christian Soldier

    Which government (our tax $$$) agency paid for it—
    NEA – (anyone remember Piss Christ?) —

  • Douglas

    And yet we have 23 million people out of work trying hard to figure how they are going to feed their families, and keep what little self respect they have. They have lost their homes, they have been placed on a Government hand out program…and now they see women being exhibited like this, using tax dollars to pay a Chinese Artist. The irony is the libs suggest the Republicans have a war on women…exploit comes to mind and paid for with tax dollars, placed in front of children, and purchased from a Chinese Artist…God can hardly wait to re-elect Obama and his merry madmen in Washington and across this great nation from shore to shore!!
    The next election is a very important one..and it is going to take all Honest, Freedom Loving Americans to get into news papers, and do what you can to drive how important this election is…because God knows the Major Media Bums are going to do it!! Count the number of times they advertise for Obama..or talk Obama, or Show Obama, Or Show People from Obama’s Gang of Bums talk about Obama…and then hope to see a paid for ad by Romney!!

  • Wiggin

    All offices in Kansas are held by Republicans – please correct me if I am wrong.

    So begs the question – who approved this? How could this happen?