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Sat Jul 6, 2019, 12:22 PM

'It's a disgrace: Life-sized wooden statue of Melania Trump is erected

in her home country of Slovenia - but locals complain it looks more like a 'Smurfette' than the First Lady

Mary Kekatos For Dailymail.com 19 hrs ago

First Lady Melania Trump has been honored with her first statue in her home country of Slovenia, but locals are horrified by the figure.


The life-sized, wooden sculpture was created by local craftsman Ales Zupevc and commissioned by American artist Brad Downey, reported ITV.

The figure is dressed in the same color Mrs Trump wore during President Donald Trump's inauguration in January 2017. The statue is waving its left hand.

It was officially unveiled in Rozno, near Melania's hometown of Sevnica, on Friday, and drew a crowd of about 30.

But residents of the area say that the statue is a 'disgrace' and have complained that it looks more like a 'Smurfette' than the First Lady

ITV reported that although the locals are proud to be from the town where Melania hails, they were shocked that the statue does not resemble the first lady.

'It doesn't look anything like Melania. It's a Smurfette,' said one local, referencing the small, blue, human-like character from the comic book The Smurfs.

Another resident told ITV: 'It's not okay. It's a disgrace. That's what I have to say,'

Social media users flocked to Twitter to express their amusement at the sculpture's supposed likeness.

'The first public statue of Melania Trump in Slovenia will be officially unveiled on Friday. I'm sure she'll be pleased,' tweeted one user.

'The real Melania is more wooden,' another user wrote.

One Twitter user joked: 'HAS MORE LIFE IN IT THAN SHE DOES.'



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Reply 'It's a disgrace: Life-sized wooden statue of Melania Trump is erected (Original post)
Fla Dem Jul 6 OP
Eugene Jul 6 #1
Fla Dem Jul 6 #3
customerserviceguy Jul 6 #2
TruckFump Jul 6 #4
Fla Dem Jul 6 #5
TruckFump Jul 6 #7
Pachamama Jul 6 #6
TruckFump Jul 6 #8
CentralMass Jul 6 #9
Fla Dem Jul 6 #12
Bettie Jul 6 #10
Fla Dem Jul 6 #13
Brainfodder Jul 6 #11
MuseRider Jul 6 #14
Elwood P Dowd Jul 6 #15
Brother Buzz Jul 6 #17
DesertRat Jul 6 #24
LisaL Jul 6 #28
Sneederbunk Jul 6 #16
pangaia Jul 6 #27
Brother Buzz Jul 6 #18
Nevilledog Jul 6 #22
Leith Jul 6 #31
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jul 6 #19
COLGATE4 Jul 6 #20
Retrograde Jul 6 #21
TexasBushwhacker Jul 6 #25
DesertRat Jul 6 #23
pangaia Jul 6 #26
woodsprite Jul 6 #29
Beartracks Jul 6 #30

Response to Fla Dem (Original post)

Sat Jul 6, 2019, 12:25 PM

1. Would love to comment, but I just can't top Twitter. nt

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Response to Eugene (Reply #1)

Sat Jul 6, 2019, 12:26 PM

3. Didn't see it on twitter, but i'm sure the comments were priceless.

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Response to Fla Dem (Original post)

Sat Jul 6, 2019, 12:25 PM

2. There's a solution to this

Termites.

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Response to Fla Dem (Original post)

Sat Jul 6, 2019, 12:26 PM

4. It's wearing clothes!

And, her kidneys are not showing!

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Response to TruckFump (Reply #4)

Sat Jul 6, 2019, 12:27 PM

5. LOL, love the kidney references that have been going around.

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Response to Fla Dem (Reply #5)

Sat Jul 6, 2019, 12:30 PM

7. I do, too.

I cannot believe anyone thinks those are for real!

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Response to Fla Dem (Original post)

Sat Jul 6, 2019, 12:28 PM

6. The likeness is amazing....

wooden....



And I love the birds sitting on it....likely will look even more accurate soon....

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Response to Pachamama (Reply #6)

Sat Jul 6, 2019, 12:31 PM

8. LMAO!

Too funny!

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Response to Fla Dem (Original post)

Sat Jul 6, 2019, 12:32 PM

9. She looks a little wooden.

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Response to CentralMass (Reply #9)

Sat Jul 6, 2019, 12:40 PM

12. Definitely caught her essence.

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Response to Fla Dem (Original post)

Sat Jul 6, 2019, 12:38 PM

10. SO, at first

I figured that it was simply done in a traditional folk art style in that area.

Yeah, not so much. Even ancient art from that part of the world tends to be significantly more detailed.

I don't think the person who did it intended it to be in tribute.

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Response to Bettie (Reply #10)

Sat Jul 6, 2019, 12:41 PM

13. My thinking as well. Kudos to the artisan.

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Response to Fla Dem (Original post)

Sat Jul 6, 2019, 12:39 PM

11. That is some very impressive amazing badness!

Clearly a Top 100 sculpture that should be shipped to the Smithsonian immediately, and a no expense spared ribbon cutting ceremony!

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Response to Fla Dem (Original post)

Sat Jul 6, 2019, 01:03 PM

14. They don't like this?!?

They could have hired a sculptor to do one of her naked pictures, would that have been better? I mean, to make it look more like her they would need detail, ya know?

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Response to Fla Dem (Original post)

Sat Jul 6, 2019, 01:17 PM

15. Where is the one of Old Fat Donald erected? (nt)

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Response to Elwood P Dowd (Reply #15)

Sat Jul 6, 2019, 01:27 PM

17. Spain, I think. And Dolores Leis, their most famous potato grower has agreed to model for it

Droopy kidneys, and all

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #17)

Sat Jul 6, 2019, 07:42 PM

24. Is that Donald's sister?

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Response to DesertRat (Reply #24)

Sat Jul 6, 2019, 08:01 PM

28. She looks like his twin.

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Response to Fla Dem (Original post)

Sat Jul 6, 2019, 01:22 PM

16. Can this be made in the form of a balloon?

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Response to Sneederbunk (Reply #16)

Sat Jul 6, 2019, 08:00 PM

27. OH yes.. Must be done...



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Response to Fla Dem (Original post)

Sat Jul 6, 2019, 01:38 PM

18. Was Cecilia Gimenez the art consultant?

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Response to Brother Buzz (Reply #18)

Sat Jul 6, 2019, 06:56 PM

22. That's the first thing that popped into my head....GMTA

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Response to Nevilledog (Reply #22)

Sat Jul 6, 2019, 08:56 PM

31. Mine, too!

There's definitely a resemblance between the botched restoration and the whittled first nude model.

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Response to Fla Dem (Original post)

Sat Jul 6, 2019, 02:59 PM

19. Looks like a kindergarten art project

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Response to Fla Dem (Original post)

Sat Jul 6, 2019, 03:05 PM

20. Well, I have to admit that the face of the statue

has a great deal more warmth than Melania's.

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Response to COLGATE4 (Reply #20)

Sat Jul 6, 2019, 03:16 PM

21. I kinda like that Picasso-like thing

the sculptor has going on, with the three eyes and all. If that's what those things are supposed to be.

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Response to Retrograde (Reply #21)

Sat Jul 6, 2019, 07:54 PM

25. It kinda reminds me of the Monkey Jesus

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Response to Fla Dem (Original post)

Sat Jul 6, 2019, 07:41 PM

23. OMG LOL


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Response to Fla Dem (Original post)

Sat Jul 6, 2019, 07:59 PM

26. Looks exactly like her.



Done by a Picasso wannabe.

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Response to Fla Dem (Original post)

Sat Jul 6, 2019, 08:05 PM

29. I guess I'm running on sleep deprivation.

I thought the title of the thread read:

'It's a disgrace: Life-sized wooden statue of Melania. Trump is erect.

It made me do a double-take...

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Response to Fla Dem (Original post)

Sat Jul 6, 2019, 08:07 PM

30. Anything carved on the back?

Like maybe, "I don't care, do you?"

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