MLK memorial statue made in China
The headline certainly looks like a joke, and it would be a fabulous joke were it not true.
The sculptor who carved Martin Luther King’s likeness in granite is Lei Yixin, a Chinese artist. You may be forgiven to think that he is surely a Chinese American, so the statue, though made by a Chinese person, isn’t really made in China, but you’d be wrong.
So this is what we’ve come to. Our national memorials are now being made in China. The explanation given by the government is that since the work was a government contract, it was required to have open bidding. So to save the American taxpayers some money, we have now the biggest statue in the history of the World dedicated to irony.