Catholic school forced to cover statue because of its 'unfortunate' design

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Monday, 27 November 2017, 9:05AM

A Catholic boys school has been forced to cover up a brand new statue after a rather unfortunate design created a storm on social media.

Blackfriars Priory School in Adelaide last week unveiled a statue of St Dominic handing a young boy a loaf of bread.

However, the design featuring a boy kneeling at the foot of the 12th century Spanish-born saint is now covered by a black cloth after causing embarrassment to the inner-city school, which teaches boys from kindergarten to year 12.

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Images of the statue were shared on Instagram page S***Adelaide, attracting 1315 likes and more than 359 comments by Wednesday morning.

'Like who the hell designed, approved and erected it and no one thought about it?',' one critic said.

Another wondering about the vetting process. 

'Was there seriously no one that looked at this before it was installed?,' she asked.

One woman suggested it was an innocent statue.

'He’s just giving the boy some bread,' she said.

But one man pointed out the unfortunate sex abuse connotations involving Catholic priests and young boys.

'Hahahaha pedo priest,' he said.


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