This is a picture of the new Martin Luther King Jr. monument located in the National Mall in Washington DC.
Now, let's take a closer look, because something looks amiss. What's up with the industrial, dare I say it, cultural revolution flavor here?
Why does Martin Luther King Jr. look Asian? Frankly, he looks a lot like Mao. Something is just not right here. Who designed this crazy national monument?
This guy did. His name is Lei Yixin and he lives in China. Along with his design, came a 25 million dollar donation from the Chinese government.
CHANGSHA, China -- Inside a cavernous studio in this steamy inland city, Lei Yixin is molding clay into the shape of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Lei scrutinizes every inch of the models ... For China's artists, the selection of Lei as the lead sculptor for the project, to be unveiled in 2009 on the Mall, is a triumphant moment.
That's right, kids, we literally outsourced the creation of a national monument to China. Now we have a monument that looks like Mao in our capital. That's just fucked up.
If I were Chinese, I'd be laughing my ass off. So there you have it.