A statue of US First Lady Melania Trump has been removed near her hometown in Slovenia after being burned by vandals.
In a report by CNN, Slovenian Police said the statue—a part of artist Brad Downey’s project that includes a short documentary film—was set on fire on July 5.
The statue has since been removed, and the artist requested the locals not to release images of the burned figure so as not to become a meme.
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He added that while he does not intend to press charges, he is curious to know who did the crime.
“I would be curious to see who did it. Someone doesn’t like what it represents or how it looks,” he said.
The artist said that the statue was stemmed from the anti-immigration narrative from the US—the irony that President Donald Trump, who halted immigration to the country, is married to an immigrant.
Downey said that the “deeply burned” original statue is now in storage.
Photo credit: CNN
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