Statue Removed from French Town for Being Too Well Endowed

The government of the French town of Neuville-en-Ferrain commissioned a statue of Marianne, a traditional symbol of the French Revolution. After protests by the mayor and other residents, the statue was removed for having a little too much up top:

"It was making people gossip," said one town hall employee. "Remarks were made, during weddings for example."

Mayor Gerard Cordon persuaded councillors to approve 900 euros in this year's budget to buy a replacement, a more conventional bust of Marianne modelled on the statuesque French model Laetitia Casta.

The artist who made the rejected bust, Catherine Lamacque, said she gave it outsized breasts deliberately, "to symbolise the generosity of the Republic."

I suspect that had it been a full nude in the Academic tradition, no one would have noticed.

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stephanie: "looks just like me."

My dear Stephanie, I regret to inform you that you are hereby banned from Neuville-en-Ferrain by an official order from Mayor Gerard Cordon.

"Stephanie has a little too much up top", said Mayor Cordon while signing the order sitting naked in a bathtub full of Jello, fondling an altar boy, "and it was making people gossip."
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I had no idea that you could buy a statue like that for 900 euros. I imagined it would cost $30-50 thousand, at least. Otherwise, why would statues be so rare? Any boutique at the mall that's trying to class up it's image could afford one.
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