Wall Street has been treated with a seven-foot bronze statue of Harambe, the gorilla who was infamously shot in 2016. Surrounded by 10,000 bananas, the ape’s statue stands in front of Wall Street’s Charging Bull in Bowling Green Park. Harambe was killed after a three-year-old boy climbed into his Cincinnati Zoo enclosure. His death became an international sensation, sparking debates, memes and rampant news coverage.
Ape statue has arrived on Wall Street#GME #MOASS #DRS pic.twitter.com/zC3dSvWmMo
— yes baby (@paul_allen66) October 18, 2021
The reason as to why the statue was erected was to show how Wall Street has gone ‘bananas’ and has become out of touch with everyday public. The statue is there to serve as a reminder to put the needs and welfare of human beings first. The statue was put together by Sapien.Network, with co-founder Robert Giometti saying that ‘its not about rejecting capitalism or the current system. It’s about revolving them into the current future and letting them empower more groups of people.’ The bananas are reportedly being donated to food banks and community fridges around the city.
Photo Source: UNILAD