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Statue placed next to 'Fearless Girl' on Wall Street was not to be tolerated

The "Fearless Girl" (front) statue stands facing the "Charging Bull" as tourists take pictures in New York on April 12, 2017. A battle is heating up between two iconic New York statues, the legendary "Charging Bull" and new kid on the block "Fearless Girl," with gender equality, artistic integrity and copyright issues at stake. The Italian-American artist who created "Charging Bull," which has stood south of Wall Street for nearly 30 years, alleged Wednesday that "Fearless Girl" breached his copyright, distorted his artistic message and should be moved elsewhere. The work of US artist Kristen Visbal, the bronze "Fearless Girl" was installed last month, standing defiant, hands on hips and chin jutting out, directly challenging the bull. / AFP PHOTO / Jewel SAMAD (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

A New York artist temporarily took revenge on the “Fearless Girl” statue — that is, until passersby threatened to remove his “crappy” creation because they disliked it so much.

On Wednesday’s “Pat & Stu,” Brad Staggs, Jason Buttrill and Kari Malinak commented on the latest addition to the Wall Street bull vs. Fearless Girl story.

Sculptor Arturo Di Modica created and installed the famous “Charging Bull” statue near Wall Street in 1987. He famously placed the piece in front of the New York Stock Exchange without permission from the city, but it was so popular among the public that officials decided to let it stay.

Earlier this year, a financial firm commissioned a new statue of a young girl facing up to the bull. While the Fearless Girl has been popular among feminist groups and tourists, the Charging Bull artist was none too pleased.

“You had a corporation that was trying to jump on this feminist hype train,” Jason said, criticizing State Street Global Advisors, the firm that placed the Fearless Girl on Wall Street.

In response, another sculptor decided he wanted to place a small statue called “Pissing Pug” next to her so the bronze dog would appear to be urinating on the little girl’s leg. “I decided to build this dog and make it crappy to downgrade the statue, exactly how the girl is a downgrade on the bull,” sculptor Alex Gardega told the New York Post. But unluckily for the sculptor, the statue was so unpopular that he had to take it down after only three hours because passersby were attempting to remove it.

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