What’s one way to piss off Detroit? Stop manufacturing cars. What’s another? Release a statement saying “There are not any plans to erect a statue to Robocop.” Those words came from the mouth of the mayor, who shot down the Internet’s pleas to erect a statue in honor of their favorite hometown hero. Detroit residents went as far as raise money soliciting money on the site Kickstarter, pulling in $18,000 to build their guy. So, Mr. Mayor, why can’t the Robocop statue come to be? It isn’t like the movies haven’t spawned other bronze tributes in public places across the world! From Marilyn Monroe in The Seven-Year Itch to Michael Jackson, check out our gallery of celebrity and movie character statues.
- Tue, Feb 15 2011