A busty mermaid sculpted from sand and placed outside a popular Cape Cod restaurant is raising eyebrows and triggering complaints.
The town of Yarmouth, Massachusetts, and the local Chamber of Commerce say they fielded complaints from locals about the exaggerated proportions of the mermaid’s chest. Yarmouth’s police department took down photos of the sculpture from its Facebook page after residents said they found the work of art offensive.
The mermaid clad in a clamshell bikini is one of 41 sand sculptures placed around town as part of the annual Yarmouth Summer Celebration.
Salty’s restaurant owner Raymond Roy tells the Cape Cod Times he’s surprised at the fuss.
Roy says the mermaid isn’t nude and shouldn’t be censored.
The Associated Press contributed to this article.
Arthur Hartsock says
Yarmouth, Massachusetts must be very luck if this is the only thing in town to worry about.
EEL RIVER says
SURE A LOT OF HOOPLA OVER NOTHING, ITS NOT IF IT WAS IN A FIRST GRADE CLASS ROOM! WHOM EVER DID THE SCULPTURE HAD TALENT.
It looks deformed.