A new statue in New York City featuring a nude Hillary Clinton is stirring up some controversy. The statue was placed by the Bowling Green train station in Lower Manhattan near popular tourist attractions like the Charging Bull and Trinity Church and soon began appearing in photos posted Tuesday to social media.
The statue featured the Democratic presidential candidate with an open blouse, white underwear, cloven hooves and a Wall Street banker peeking out from her side, NBC New York reported. A fight erupted alongside the statue after a woman knocked it over and the artist attempted to lift it back up.
In a video posted to Instagram, a woman named Nancy who works at the nearby National Museum of the American Indian in New York City, can be seen yelling at the creator of the statue, Anthony Scioli, as he tries to pick it back up. The woman who declined to give reporters her full name then began to kick the statue and eventually sat on it so Scioli could not lift it. The Instagram user captioned the video by commenting that the woman threatened to physically attack the man if he picked up the statue.
“To put something up like this in front of my work place...I shouldn’t have to see this,” the woman told the New York Daily News.
The statue was removed by police after three hours at around 8:30 a.m. because Scioli, 27, didn't have a permit to display it.
This is not the first time a statue of a presidential candidate has appeared in a city. In August, a naked statue of Donald Trump was discovered in Union Square Park in Manhattan. The same statue later appeared above the Holland Tunnel that runs between Manhattan and New Jersey. Naked statues of Trump have also appeared in Seattle, Los Angles, Cleveland and San Francisco.