Romanians Not Amused at Naked Founding Father Statue

With much ballyhoo, the Mayor of Bucharest unveiled a statue of Emperor Trajan, the forefather of the Romanian people when he fused the Roman empire with the ancient tribes of Dacia.

But the public response was anything but flattering:

"I have never seen anything so grotesque, a wolf with a pitbull's head, a lizard's tail and a tumour on its neck, carried by a guy who is visibly embarrassed by his nudity," said one woman passer-by. [...]

Satirical website Times New Roman (in Romanian) commented that "Bucharest's mayor has just inaugurated the first monument dedicated to Romania's stray dogs".

Other commentators have wondered why "the dog is levitating", and why the animal wears a scarf "while the emperor isn't even wearing any underwear".

Link - via News of the Weird


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Rather fond of the growth myself...Who was this guy anyway?? Was he fond of dogs? Looks nothing like a pit bull of late-Maybe people shouldn't be so picky about a requisitioned commemorative work unless they paid
for it???-Just a thought.
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Roman Emperors often used to be sculpted in the nude. It was an artistic "heroic" look for them, and had nothing to do with their actual physical bodies.

This statue lacks grace.
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