One of the oddest pieces of news I've read lately is that Oklahoma City is getting a statue of a nude Angelina Jolie breastfeeding two babies. Its kind of hard to figure out what it is all about because information is hard to come by. Many of the headlines talk about the statue being on the "Streets of Oklahoma City." Apparently the statue is inspired by a picture of Ms. Jolie breastfeeding a couple of babies that appeared on the cover of W last year. The picture was shot by her husband Brad Pitt.
I didn't look for the cover shot but I did look for the statue. You can check it out for yourself here. I don't know anything about art, but this work doesn't appear to be anything for the ages.
Despite what the headlines say the statue is going to be displayed in an art museum in Norman, Oklahoma. So we can drive around town without worrying about being flashed. Later on it is moving to London.
The piece was sculpted by a Daniel Edwards. He made the statue in order to encourage women to breast feed. So all you Okie pregnant women reading this, run on down to Norman to look at the statue in order to get your encouragement. Give me a shout back to let us know if it worked or not.
Daniel Edwards has done some other pieces according to the article in the link including a sculpture of Britney Spears giving birth. I haven't seen it, don't want to see it, but it is supposed to be anatomically correct. You will have to Google that one yourself.
So, I'm sorry, I don't get the whole deal. I have seen all sorts of public breastfeeding. It doesn't offend me or anybody else, and it is almost always done discreetly with some sort of drape and everybody averts their eyes and its cool. It has been going on for years in Oklahoma without any help from Hollywood actresses, their husbands, and flaky sculptors.
So I don't think the statue is a big deal at all. What do you think?