Wall Street is known for its bulls and its bears and in one case it is known for the very distinct statue of the “Fearless Girl” standing in front of the infamous “Charging Bull.”
However, an angry artist decided to troll the Fearless Girl’s artist when he erected the “Urinating Pug” beside her leg.
“This is corporate nonsense,” sculptor Alex Gardega said of the “Fearless Girl” statue, saying it was commissioned as a publicity stunt by the Boston-based investment firm State Street Global Advisors. “It has nothing to do with feminism, and it is disrespect to the artist that made the bull. That bull had integrity.”
“I decided to build this dog and make it crappy to downgrade the statue, exactly how the girl is a downgrade on the bull,” Gardega told the Post.
“It’s basically there to advertise an index fund,” Gardega explained to Fortune of the “Fearless Girl” statue. “It’s kind of just corporate advertising which I think has totally ruined the Bull.”
“The statue invades the space of [DiModica’s] artwork, and so I was showing that by invading that sculpture’s space with my little dog,” he said. “I’m in his corner.”
— NastyWomenofNPS (@NastyWomenofNPS) May 30, 2017
Alex Gardena is every white guy who can't stand that he has to compete with women and PoC in America. What a loser! https://t.co/fwzAimevO4
— Amy Siskind (@Amy_Siskind) May 30, 2017
Conservative Tribune reports:
In response to the “Pissing Pug” addition to the “Fearless Girl,” the U.K. Independent reported, State Street released a statement that declared: “Fearless Girl was created to stand as a reminder that having more women in leadership positions positively contributes to overall performance and strengthens our economy.”
As could be expected, liberal feminists were outraged by the poorly crafted pooch, with some calling the sculpture “disgusting,” others simply lashing out at the sculptor or men in general (surprise, surprise), issuing faux concern regarding “male fragility” and insinuating that men were intimidated by the statue of the girl.
Twitter users became angry with Gardega for his fear of powerful women.
— Debra Messing (@DebraMessing) May 30, 2017
Fearless Girl still courageously standing up to capitalism, urine be damned! Capitalism pisses on all of us.
— Stephen Sipila (@StephenSipila) May 30, 2017
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