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Sand sculpture of busty mermaid draws complaints

/ 07:22 AM July 11, 2016
070516- Sand sculpture of a mermaid in front of Salty's seafood restaurant in Yarmouth. Photo was on the Yarmouth Police Dept. Facebook page but was removed after receiving numerous complaints.  Photo courtesy of Yarmouth Police

This sand sculpture of a mermaid outside aCape Cod restaurant raised eyebrows and some howls when posted on the Facebook page of the Yarmouth (Massachusetts) Police Department. The protests prompted the police force to take down the photo. PHOTO BY THE YARMOUTH POLICE DEPARTMENT

YARMOUTH, Massachusetts — A busty mermaid sculpted from sand and placed outside a popular Cape Cod restaurant is raising eyebrows and triggering complaints.

The town of Yarmouth, Massachusetts, and the local Chamber of Commerce say they fielded complaints from locals about the exaggerated proportions of the mermaid’s chest. Yarmouth’s police department took down photos of the sculpture from its Facebook page after residents said they found the work of art offensive.

The mermaid clad in a clamshell bikini is one of 41 sand sculptures placed around town as part of the annual Yarmouth Summer Celebration.

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Salty’s restaurant owner Raymond Roy tells the Cape Cod Times (http://bit.ly/29CHwRJ ) he’s surprised at the fuss.

Roy says the mermaid isn’t nude and shouldn’t be censored.

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