Kissing Sailor Statue Vandalized Over ‘Sexual Harassment’
George Mendonsa, the World War II veteran who is one-half of the iconic Sailor Kissing Nurse statue in New York, died last month. Few days after his death, the statue that models the iconic moment between the two was vandalized with Me Too. The act is being lauded by some feminists.
Reason? Many believe the kiss was an act of sexual harassment. According to the Nurse Greta Friedman, who was 21 at the time of the kiss, the moment between the two was not consensual. She said the sailor just came out of nowhere to kiss her as a celebration for WWII’s end.
She said the kiss was not a romantic one, but more of a celebratory one. She also revealed that the sailor was pretty strong and that he had held her very tight. For Mendonsa, it was just pure instinct. “I had a few drinks, and it was just plain instinct, I guess. I just grabbed her”.
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