A scandal erupted in Munich because of the statue of Juliet. According to tradition, the statue's breasts are rubbed for happiness in love, but some people consider this to be sexist.
The bronze sculpture is installed on the city's central square, Marienplatz. She symbolizes love and gives hope to those unlucky in love affairs. The right side of her chest is rubbed to a golden sheen because of tourists and locals who follow tradition.
City official Marie Burnelight sees this as sexist and suggests restoring equality by installing a statue of Romeo nearby, for example, with a bare penis to be rubbed by women for good luck.
Some politicians consider the problem overblown and far-fetched, but the Munich city government has promised to bring the issue up for broad discussion.