For International Women’s Day last week, the Wall Street firm State Street Global Advisors paid for a piece of street art, and the piece went over really well. State Street Global Advisors hired the ad agency McCann New York to come up with a piece of art that would go viral and support IWD. McCann hired Kristen Visbal to make a bronze sculpture called Fearless Girl, and she was placed about 15 feet in front of the Wall Street Bull. It makes it seem like Fearless Girl is standing up to and staring down the charging bull. Fearless Girl was an immediate success, and many people want the sculpture to stay right where it is. It speaks to the power of women, the power of female consumers, the need for women to reach the highest echelons of business and Wall Street and more.
So of course it only took a few days for the statue to be defiled by a drunk Wall Street frat bro with rape-face. Alexis Kaloyanides posted this photo and message to her Facebook:
Almost as if out of central casting, some Wall Street finance broseph appeared and started humping the statue while his gross date rape-y friends laughed and cheered him on. He pretended to have sex with the image of a little girl. Douchebags like this are why we need feminism.
I hoped that it would only take a day to identify Broseph McDouchebag, but the Facebook photo went viral on Friday and throughout the weekend and I still don’t think the guy has been ID’d. Do I think this dude should be arrested? No. It’s not against the law to grind on a statue of a little girl. But I still hope someone ID’s him and he’s fired from his job. This is appalling.
Photo courtesy of Alexis Kaloyanides’ Facebook. Additional photos of Fearless Girl courtesy of Getty.