Breast replacement – for a statue
Summary of story from Daily Mail, April 2, 2011
A small French town has replaced a patriotic statue in its town hall – because its breasts were deemed too big.
The mayor of Neuville-en-Ferrain, in northern France, swapped the busty model with a more modest replacement after locals in the town ‘started to gossip’.
The terracotta bust of Marianne – the traditional female embodiment of the French Republic in a Phrygian cap – was an original work by a local artist, installed in 2007 at Neuville-en-Ferrain’s town hall.
But a town hall employee, who did not wish to be named, said: ‘Remarks were made, during weddings for example.
‘It was making people gossip.’
Mayor of Neuville-en-Ferrain, Gerard Cordon, persuaded councillors to approve 900 euros (£795) in this year’s budget to buy a replacement, a more conventional bust of Marianne modelled on the “statuesque” French model Laetitia Casta.
WVoN comment: Why is it that breasts always seem to be too big or too small, but never just right as they are?