A Catholic school has been forced to cover up a brand new statue after a rather unfortunate design created a storm on social media.
Blackfriars Priory School in Adelaide last week unveiled a statue of St Dominic handing a young boy a loaf of bread.
However the design featuring a boy kneeling at the foot of the 12th century Spanish-born saint has caused embarrassment to the inner-city school.
Blackfriars Priory School’s new statue of a saint handing a loaf of bread to a young boy was perhaps a half-baked idea
The Adelaide Catholic school has put a black cloth around the statue after images were shared on social media
A black cloth now covers the statue of the saint, who was recognised for performing the miracle of multiplying bread.
The school was forced to cover the statue with a black cloth after students took inappropriate photos on Friday, the Adelaide Advertiser reports.
This week, it was completed cordoned off.
Images of the statue were shared on Instagram page S***Adelaide, attracting 1315 likes and more than 359 comments by Wednesday morning.
‘Like who the hell designed, approved and erected it and no one thought about it?’,’ one critic said.
The embarrassing statue of Saint Dominic with a loaf was completely cordoned off this week (pictured)
Another wondering about the vetting process.
‘Was there seriously no one that looked at this before it was installed?,’ she asked.
One woman suggested it was an innocent statue.
‘He’s just giving the boy some bread,’ she said.
But one man pointed out the unfortunate sex abuse connotations involving Catholic priests and young boys.
‘Hahahaha pedo priest,’ he said.