Creepy ‘RBG Medusa’ statue erected at NYC courthouse in part of an ‘urgent and cultural reckoning’

A strange golden statue popped up on top of one of New York City’s courthouses and left many with a bad taste in their mouth, even after its intent was explained.

Fresh on the heels of a questionable-looking memorial to Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King, another statue is in the headlines for being a head-scratching hat tip to a historical figure.

According to a Twitter thread, the artwork titled “NOW” depicts a female with braided horns and tentacle-like arms emerging from a lotus flower. It was designed to pay homage to the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg, and her support for abortion rights.

The creator of the piece claimed it was part of an “urgent and necessary cultural reckoning underway as New York reconsiders traditional representations of power in public spaces and recasts civic structures to better reflect 21st-century social mores.”

Not everyone was impressed by the statue, and comments quickly made the rounds on Twitter:


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