A Catholic school has been forced to cover up statue after 'unfortunate' design

Publish Date
Thursday, 23 November 2017, 11:06AM
Photo / NZ Herald

Photo / NZ Herald

What a balls-up! 

A Catholic school in Adelaide has been forced to cover up a brand new statue after the unfortunate placement of a loaf of bread caused a stir online.

Blackfriars Priory School in Prospect unveiled the statue of St Dominic last week, in which the religious icon is depicted handing a young boy a loaf of bread.

But due to a major design flaw one could be forgiven for thinking the 12th century Saint was holding something a lot less appropriate, news.com.au reported.

The school has since been forced to cover the statue with a black cloth after students were found taking inappropriate photos on Friday and this week it was completely cordoned off, according to The Advertiser.

Images of the statue have been shared on an Adelaide Instagram page and have attracted more than 2700 likes and more than 350 comments since being uploaded on Sunday.

Social media users were quick to express their disbelief that no one had noticed the design flaw before it was approved.

"Like who the hell designed, approved and erected it and no one thought about it," one Instagram user commented.

"Was there seriously no one that looked at this before it was installed," another said.
One commenter added: "This is the first time bread has been unappealing to me in my whole life."

This is the second time the school has recently made headlines, with a controversy arising just last week after one of its students were found to be behind a hoax letter telling Year 12 students they would have to resit their biology exam.

The letter, circulated on Facebook with a SACE Board letterhead, falsely claimed there was a "significant breach in the integrity" of the exam sat by 3645 students.

This article was first published on nzherald.co.nz and is republished here with permission.

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