Statues apparently do not move, CNN reported on Tuesday. Not even female ones. Not even in the snow.
In a story headlined "Why a defiant girl is staring down the Wall Street bull," CNN reported last week on a bronze statue called "Fearless Girl" installed in front of the famed "Charging Bull" statue on Wall Street. The bull statue is symbolic of a prosperous "bull market."
CNN re-promoted the days-old piece with a tweet that apparently tried granting the girl statue's immobility some sort of feminist significance.
— CNN (@CNN) March 14, 2017
However, rather than admiration and pride for the statue's ability to hold still, ridicule and amusement reigned on social media.
"Still she persisted, drawing strength and inspiration from Chelsea Clinton's twitter account." https://t.co/fgpeRcWFOw
— BT (@back_ttys) March 14, 2017
I feel like a statue picking itself up and leaving to take shelter would be a bigger story but what do I know about news. https://t.co/9oB7fVWnMv
— Renegade Jew (@DraftRyan2016) March 14, 2017
— Jason C. (@CounterMoonbat) March 14, 2017
Media runs towards stories of statues in snow like firefighters run into a burning building. https://t.co/JDyhGYEaBR
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) March 14, 2017
BREAKING: Statues don't move https://t.co/9rtS0HMHwO
— Someone Else's Baby (@HashtagGriswold) March 14, 2017
@CNN Nevertheless, she persisted…to stay attached to the #8 rebar anchors several large men had installed beneath her feet
— StanleyFosha (@stanleyfosha) March 14, 2017
— Heimish Conservative (@HeimishCon) March 14, 2017
@CNN Of course it does, it's an inanimate piece of statuary. Is this your idea of ‘real news'?
— Splodey Head Al (@AlanAshton10) March 14, 2017
— HEHATEME (@Bobbys_World_1) March 14, 2017
@CNN It's almost like she were an inanimate object.
— RgCh (@rguezcheca) March 14, 2017
"statue still standing after mildly inclement weather wow" https://t.co/sS1PHW3foA
— Olivia Messer (@OliviaMesser) March 14, 2017
— Guy Broman (@TheReaGuyBroman) March 14, 2017
The girl statue was installed by State Street Global Advisers a day before International Women's Day to bring attention to an initiative to get more women on their clients' corporate boards. It is unclear how long it will remain there, although the March 7 piece did say it should stay for "at least a week."