Iconic Alfred Eisenstaedt Image a Sex Attack?

Yes, it seems to be true. The French feminist group Osez Le Feminisme are suggesting that the iconic Alfred Eisenstaedt "V-J Day" photo (taken in Times Square, NYC in 1945) "portrays a sexual assault." So much so, that they're demanding a statue be taken down that recreates the photo, and is currently on display outside the Caen Memorial Museum near Pegasus Bridge in Normandy. The statue, created by J. Seward Johnson Jr., was given to the museum on a one-year loan by the Sculpture Foundation in California to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War. Despite the complaints, the museum is saying it has no plans to remove the statue, which is set to stay on its premises for the next year. This same iconic image is featured in the recent Leica "100" video that has gone simply viral.

The original photograph by Alfred Eisenstaedt:

VJ Day Kiss by Alfred Eisenstaedt

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