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Elizabeth Warren Just Took a Picture With a Controversial Statue

Warren tweeted out a picture of her standing next to the 'Fearless Girl' sculpture, which has been ridiculed by anti-Wall Street activists and feminists alike.

By NTK Staff | 04.18.2017 @5:10pm

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) is making the rounds promoting her new book in New York City and took a picture with the “Fearless Girl” sculpture located on Wall Street Tuesday afternoon.

The “Fearless Girl” sculpture is located directly across from the iconic “Charging Bull” statue on Wall Street.

Warren told USA Today’s Susan Page that she thought the “Fearless Girl” statue was “terrific,” and expressed her hope that it would stay on Wall Street until the “Charging Bull” statue falls over.

However, Warren might want to retract those comments given the backlash the “Fearless Girl” statue received from feminist and anti-Wall Street activists alike.

State Street Global Advisors commissioned the statue and according to the New York Times:

In January, following an inquiry by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Boston field office, the Justice Department announced that State Street Corporation, the parent company of State Street Global Advisors, had entered into a deferred prosecution agreement with the government, consenting to pay more than $64 million to resolve fraud charges.

The plaque that was installed at the feet of the “Fearless Girl” statue had to be removed after it was revealed that it, “doubled as a subtle plug for an investment product offered by State Street Global Advisors.”

Warren may actually approve of State Street Corporation, however, given that she accepted donations from its employees. According to Open Secrets Warren has received more than $4,000 in donations from employees of the firm.

What might be worse for Warren is the statue received a considerable amount of backlash from feminists for how it depicts women.

Multiple op-eds were published calling the “Fearless Girl” fake corporate feminism.

The Washington Post was particularly critical of the statue saying it, “portrays the empowered woman as a child, reinforcing the idea of femaleness as cute and inoffensive — a child with potential, maybe, but not all the way there.

Gaffes like this could end up costing Warren with the far-left of her party, a critical voting bloc that is particularly sensitive to these issues, if she plans to run for president in 2020.

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