Justin Bieber and his honey Selena Gomez are pretty much the ultimate celebrity teen power couple. I would go as far as to say that they probably have more fans than Brangelina or TomKat. Apparently, they've also found a fan in sculptor Daniel Edwards. Edwards has unveiled his latest statue, titled "Justin and Selena as One," which depicts the couple almost entirely naked, only covering their private parts with a Canadian maple leaf (for the Biebs) and a Texas lone star (for Gomez).
"Justin and Selena joined together symbolizes the great harmony between neighboring countries Canada and the United States," says Edward's spokesman Cory Allen.
OK, I'm just gonna come on out and say it: This is really 'effin creepy.
The statue will be unveiled at Dallas's New Fine Arts in the future. FYI: New Fine Arts is an adult store.
I was appalled with the fact that these two celebs were made into a naked statue before I realized what I was really looking at. Did you notice that there are only three legs between them? Yes, they're SHARING the middle leg. Are you skeeved yet?
This isn't the first time that Edwards has gotten down and dirty with celebrity statues. In fact, it's his passion. He's also sculpted Brad and Angelina embracing, Hillary Clinton topless, Oprah with her dogs, an autopsy of Paris Hilton, and Britney Spears giving birth, among others. I understand artistic integrity. Really, I do. But all of these different celebrity statues just feel and look so super awkward to me. He even sculpted a rendition of Suri Cruise's baby poop, for God's sake.
If I were Selena, I wouldn't want my chest, even if it is made of copper from some dude's imagination, put on display for all to see. Hell, I wouldn't want it on display now! At that young an age, I would hope the artist would have respected her and ideally asked for permission. Unfortunately, I'm no lawyer, so I'm not exactly sure where the legalities lie -- but no matter how you slice it, the Biebs is still only 17. Whether or not he's a megastar, isn't there at least some sort of child pornography claim here?
Whether you think Edward's most recent creation is creepy or artistic, one thing's for sure: Justin won't be allowed in to see the statue until he hits the big 1-8, considering its future home in the adult store. Maybe then, we'll see what he has to say.
What do you think of "Justin and Selena as One"?
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