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Black sculptor’s MLK statue represents ‘White America’ butchering his legacy: WaPo columnist

Washington Post columnist Karen Attiah argued in a lengthy Twitter thread on Monday that the “grotesque” Martin Luther King Jr. statue, which was designed by a Black artist, represented “White America” undermining the civil rights activist’s legacy.

The bronze sculpture known as “The Embrace” was unveiled on the grounds of Boston Common over the weekend in preparation for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The statue, which is supposed to represent MLK Jr. hugging his wife Coretta Scott King after winning the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964, was largely condemned as “hideous” by onlookers.”

One critic included Attiah, who penned several tweets attacking the sculpture and blaming “White America” for allowing the image to exist.

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