Chinese hotel covers up nude statues after public ireMarch 7th, 2012 - 9:12 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, March 7 (IANS) A hotel in China’s Shanghai city had to cover up a set of sculptures depicting a naked couple in an intimate pose after it stirred up a big controversy among visitors.
The local five-star hotel has covered up a set of sculptures depicting a nude man and nude woman touching each other after the art installation stirred up great controversy, the Shanghai Daily reported.
Some people criticised the five white statues kept on the hotel’s roof garden as pornographic and harmful to social morality.
Surprised at the criticism, the hotel authorities argued that the sculptures were placed inside the hotel, not at any public place.
But they were told it was easy for children to see the “obscene” sculptures as the hotel in the Pudong New Area is surrounded by high-rise apartment buildings.
The statues vividly depict a robust man and a full-figured woman kissing and hugging in different poses, with the man’s hand even touching the woman’s private parts.
The statues had been up for about half-a-year. But they didn’t arouse much attention until recently when some internet users uploaded the photos.
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