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The 'Forever Marilyn' statue by artist Seward Johnson was first in Palm Springs from 2012 to 2014. Now, she's headed back to the resort town permanently. But her return is sparking a backlash. Frederic J. Brown /AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Giant Marilyn Monroe Statue Returns To Palm Springs, But Its Backside Faces Backlash

Some see "Forever Marilyn," the 26-foot statue of the Hollywood icon, as sexist. Others see it as tacky. City officials see it as a major tourist draw.

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Inflation, Gas Shortage Highlight Peril That Could Threaten Biden's Agenda

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The 'Forever Marilyn' statue by artist Seward Johnson was first in Palm Springs from 2012 to 2014. Now, she's headed back to the resort town permanently. But her return is sparking a backlash. Frederic J. Brown /AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Giant Marilyn Monroe Statue Returns To Palm Springs, But Its Backside Faces Backlash

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