The Australian school had to cover the monument with a cloak.
This statue at an Australian school at first glance, looks innocent enough: A young child is kneeling in front of St Dominic who is holding an offering of food.
But students at the kindergarten to 12th grade Catholic, all-boys Blackfriars Priory School instantly began to take inappropriate pictures with the monument because of a loaf of bread positioned on the Saint’s torso.
Social media, of course, took the photos and ran with them, suggesting the bread appears to be coming from underneath the saint’s cloak, and resembles something else.
Simon Cobiac, the school’s principal published a statement on Facebook, saying the perspective didn't transfer well from paper to pedestal.
“The two-dimensional concept plans for the statue were viewed and approved by the Executive Team in May but upon arrival, the three-dimensional statue was deemed by the Executive to be potentially suggestive.”
As a consequence, the statue was immediately covered and a local sculptor has been commissioned to re-design it.
The School apologises for any concerns and publicity generated by this matter and is taking action to substantially alter the statue.”
Until the statue can be fixed, it remains hidden beneath a black cloak reports Gay Star News