Late pop legend Michael Jackson is set to cause controversy from beyond the grave with a new 150 foot tall bronze sculpture of the dead singer that will replace the Statue of Liberty.
The new bronze creation, which will feature Jackson in his iconic groin-grasping pose, is expected to be erected on Liberty Island, New York City, sometime in 2011. The Statue of Liberty will be demolished to make way for this new sculpture, and will be crushed into little bits to form a new pathway in the grounds of the White House.
The news has caused uproar among New York City's eight million residents. Community leader Doug Williams organized a mass burning on Saturday night of Jackon's records in protest at the plans but was left disappointed as nobody had brought a lighter.
Michael Jackson was unavailable for comment.