Historic Photo is Now Being Called (by some) as Offensive
OH COME ON!!!!!!!!!!
This historic, iconic image which became a symbol for the American armed forces returning home from World War II is now offending some people? GEEZ, WHAT NEXT???
What's the problem, you ask?
The original black-and-white Life Magazine photo portrays an American sailor kissing a female on V-J Day in Times Square on August 14, 1945. Now it's being criticized by a select few, citing sexual assault, because the young lady was seemingly kissed against her will by a strange man.
According to an article in the Detroit Free Press, Emily Matuszczak, senior program director of Haven (the Oakland County program for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault), is quoted as saying "Kissing someone without their explicit consent is considered sexual assault. We don't believe in glorifying that behavior."
This memorable, award-winning, iconic, historic, joyful photo has been revered for 70 years...and now some are tarnishing the true meaning behind it. A statue replica of the 1945 picture is the center of all this hoopla here in Michigan.
The picture you see above is not the statue in question...it is actually 25 feet tall, displayed at the corner of Woodward Avenue and 13 Mile Rd. in Royal Oak.....and you can see a picture of that huge statue along with the full story by CLICKING HERE.
Why not take a road trip to Royal Oak and see this for yourself while it's still there?