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People are claiming that the famous statue of Juliet in Verona, Italy is being 'sexually harassed' by tourists.
The statue is based on Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet and has been a landmark spot for visitors alongside Juliet's house (Casa di Giulietta) and Juliet's balcony.
It was TikTok user @acaciasoren who claimed that the bronze statue of Juliet was being 'sexually harassed' by those who visited, posting a video of people fondling the statue. Watch here:
He pointed out that the statue's breasts had been touched so often that they had faded in colour, accompanying the video with the hashtag: "#justiceforjuliet".
A lot of viewers were a little bit weirded out after watching people queue up to touch Juliet's chest - especially when they considered how old Juliet was in Shakespeare's play.
"Sooo was the part of Romeo and Juliet being teens missed in school or….." commented one uneasy viewer.
A second asked: "isn't she 12 in the play?"
"It’s her 13th birthday yeah," replied a third TikToker.
Another commented: "I would hold her hand or somethin, why do people have to be so disrespectful 😅," while one viewer asked: "Like how are they not embarrassed."
However, some TikTok users argued that it's tradition to touch Juliet's breast as an act of good luck.
One viewer argued: "They're touching her heart for good luck, this take is so chronically online 💀".
Another explained: "I went there in 2009, we (all teen girls) were told that women touching her bosom would be given luck in love."
And a third added: "u guys know it's like an innocent good luck charm thing lmfao."
Others argued that there were far more serious issues to be concerned about.
One comment read: "y'all need to chill. imagine getting this worked up about a piece of metal.😂".
And another added: "y'all, put this energy into actually helping victims of SA and not a statue."
Featured Image Credit: TikTok/Alamy
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