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Italy faces backlash on social media after covering up nude statues for Iranian president’s visit

People, outraged by the act, took to social media to express their displeasure.

By: Express Web Desk |
Updated: January 27, 2016 4:13:21 pm
Italy hides ancient nude statues for Iranian president’s visit/ Twitter Italy hides ancient nude statues for Iranian president’s visit/ Twitter

The news of Italian officials covering up nude statues at Rome’s Capitoline Museum as a sign of respect to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, did not go down well with the country’s citizen’s and art lovers. People, outraged by the act, took to social media to express their displeasure.

Before Rouhani’s scheduled press conference on Monday, nude statues were covered with wooden panels so they don’t offend the conservative president. The step is being by many seen as ‘the heights of cultural submission’ and ‘insult to Roman art’.

In protest, many shared pictures of nude statues on socal media.

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