Britney Spears nude birth sculpture causes storm

Pro-choice and anti-abortionists both get steamed up

A nude sculpture depicting Britney Spears giving birth to her son has prompted a flood of emails from both pro-choice and anti-abortionists.

Monument To Pro-Life: The Birth of Sean Preston will be unveiled at New York‘s Capla Kesting Art gallery in April.

Gallery co-owner David Kesting said they had received 3,000 emails, some from “pro-life” supporters who thought it was degrading to their movement, reports the BBC.

He added that other people were “upset” the sculpture was a pro-life monument.

The life-size work, by artist Daniel Edwards, features Spears crouched on all fours on a bear-skin rug as she gives birth.

It will be displayed at the gallery alongside a display case filled with anti-abortion materials.

Edwards said: “This is a new take on pro-life. Pro-lifers normally promote bloody images of abortion. This is the image of birth.”

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