A St. Patrick’s Day mural featuring a busty female saying “You’re the man” to a leprechaun on a Brooklyn dry cleaners shop window has some locals slamming the imagery as demeaning and offensive.
PIX 11 News reports on the St. Patrick’s Day scenery, which eventually was washed away after the building’s management heard the complaints.
The paintings on the window at 200 Schermerhorn Street in Brooklyn included lots of shamrocks and ‘Happy St. Patrick’s Day!’ to apparently help the neighborhood get in the holiday spirit.
However, a busty looking female saying the words “You’re the man” to what appears to have been a leprechaun left some Brooklyn residents feeling anything but spirited.
One Brooklyn resident, Regina Pajak, said the window art “portrayed (women) in a very sexist and demeaning way.”
When the dry cleaner shop’s owners weren’t readily available for comment, Pix 11 contacted the building’s management who initially hadn’t heard of any issues, but upon seeing the artwork agreed that it needed to be removed.
The window’s art was removed quickly, and the building’s management later said that the shop owners were not intending on being offensive at all and that it was an innocent gesture.
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