Giant Buddha sighted with slick hairdo
Globaltimes.cn | 2013-4-25 15:58:59
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A statue resembling a Maitreya Buddha with a comb backed hairdo sparked debate on the Internet as Buddhas and monks shave their heads. The Yanshi Longhua Fun Park explained that the statue was actually supposed to resemble an entrepreneur, and it is making plans revise the statue. Photo: jschina.com


A giant statue of a gold Buddha in Luoyang, Henan Province garnered attention on Weibo recently for sporting a slicked-back hairstyle, jschina.com reported.

First posted by Tian Yichen, a social commentator on Sina Weibo on April 22, the statue of the Maitreya Buddha attracted online attention for its conservative haircut more befitting a local official than an enlightened being.  

According to the official website of the Luoyang Longhua Wonder Garden where the styled Buddha resides, the statue was made in the likeness of the garden's founder. 

Netizens were divided on the statue's hairdo, with some feeling it inappropriate while others welcome the Buddha's updated image. 


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