(iWIDK By Nina Hoffman) – A Chinese artist has tackled the topic of sexting via sculpture, outraging Kansas family groups.
Church leaders have reacted with anger after a sculpture of a half-naked woman taking camera phone pictures of herself was placed in a Kansas public park.
The piece, entitled ‘Accept and Reject’ has drawn ire from the American Family Association (AFA) of Kansas and Missouri who have complained about the potential impact it may have on children.
On Tuesday the mayor rejected a petition from the director of the AFA, a Baptist minster and a local resident who originally complained about the statue to have it removed.
The group is now aiming to collect the 4,000 physical signatures needed to convene a grand jury who can decided whether the statue represents promoting obscenity to children.
The piece, according to an accompanying leaflet reviewed by Kansas City sources, “offers a cautionary warning. The statue depicts a woman who fails to concentrate on her whole self, and only presents pieces for the world to see”.