PUBLISHED: 01:04, Thu, Sep 17, 2020 | UPDATED: 01:04, Thu, Sep 17, 2020
Melanie Trump’s statue replaced a wooden figure of the First Lady which was burned down by arsonists last year on 4 July, America’s Independence Day. The Slovenian artist Ales ‘Maxi’ Zupevc designed the original misshapen sculpture to show Ms Trump wearing the iconic blue Ralph Lauren dress she sported at Donald Trump’s presidential inauguration in 2017.
The wooden statue had a round face, with wonky facial features and a very long chin.
After the original sculpture was torched, the US artist Brad Downey was asked to recreate the figure in bronze which was unveiled on Tuesday.
A plaque next to Ms Trump’s statue reads: “Dedicated to the eternal memory of a monument to Melania which stood at this location.”
But the sculpture sent social media users into meltdown as they branded the figure as “disturbing” and “hilarious”.
One user said: “Disturbing and resembles nothing found in nature. Nailed it.”
Melania Trump’s new bronze statue has been called “hideous” (Image: getty)
Melania Trump wearing the iconic blue Ralph Lauren dress (Image: getty)
While another wrote: “Am I the only one that finds this ‘statue’ of Melania Trump absolutely hilarious?”
Some social media users took to Twitter to sarcastically say the sculpture is a perfect match for Ms Trump.
One Twitter user said: “The statue exudes the same warmth.”
Another user reacted: “Really captures the likeness.”
While one user tweeted: “Still has more personality than the real thing.”
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Melania Trump’s wooden statue had a round face with wonky facial features (Image: getty)