Johnson County boobaphobe wants Overland Park to disappear arboretum’s Yu Chang sculpture

  • Flickr user BSevett, via KCUR
  • Chang’s “Accept or Reject”

Here’s a short list of things more important than the terror that the above sculpture, at the Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, is causing one think-of-the-children rube: (1) anything else; (2) no, really, anything else in the world; (3) especially the season premiere of The Real Housewives of New York.

Yu Chang’s smart, socially engaged “Accept or Reject” is too nipple-y for noted art critic Stilwell mommy Joanne Hughes, who has started a petition to have the bronze statue hauled away from the public space. (She says she has 1,500 signatures.) Her stance may come from a place of pure, giddy ignorance, but you gotta hand it to her for sheer bravery: In last night’s on-camera interview, she out-crazy-eyed the KCTV Channel 5 team – not easy! – achieving a kind of Michele Bachmann transcendence.

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