Hollywood may have a long list of unforgettable names but nothing can beat the legacy Marilyn Monroe left behind. The starlet was born Norma Jean Mortenson but shot to fame when she became Marilyn Monroe. The actress, model, and singer was highly praised for her good looks, iconic blonde hair, and red lips.
It was not long before she was crowned as one of the most popular ladies in the industry – her sultry and luscious style led her to become the symbol of the era of liberation. Not only that but she also scored a position as one of the top-billed actresses for an entire decade.
White Dress and Red Lipstick
Despite passing away at the young age of 36, Monroe still has a great influence on pop culture. Remembered and cherished to date, so very often general public and celebrities pay tribute to the late artist. However, recently in Palm Springs, California, a statue of the late actress was revealed. The statue recreated one of the most iconic moments in Hollywood history – Marilyn Monroe wearing red lipstick while holding down her white dress as it blew.
Marilyn in California
According to businessman Aftab Dada, the entire neighborhood of Palm Springs is thrilled and excited to see the star be set in stone to be admired by locals and tourists alike. He states that the residents and the visitors are very pleased with the 7.9-meter-tall statue but, how true is that statement? Apparently, not entirely.
While many people saw no fault in the statue and considered it an excellent addition to Palm Springs, others openly conveyed their reservations. The statue led to critics starting a petition and even filing a lawsuit stating that the statue is misogynistic, inappropriate, and also blocks the way to the museum.
Dada, who took an active part in bringing the statue to California, defended it by stating that critics are brainwashing the general public against art, which he says is an emerging business during the pandemic.
It all comes down to this – would Marilyn Monroe appreciate a statue of herself in such a compromising position? The answer is probably no. Thankfully, the authorities figured this out in due time, and the statue has now been dismantled.