‘Hideous’ new Melania Trump statue compared to infamous botched art restoration dubbed ‘Monkey Christ’

A 'HIDEOUS' new Melania Trump statue has been compared to the infamous botched art restoration dubbed the 'Monkey Christ.'

The new sculpture, erected close to her hometown of Sevnica in Slovenia, shows no obvious relation to Melania Trump's features.

The bronze monument of the First Lady is a replica of a wooden effigy that was burnt down by vandals on July 4.

Slovenian Police said in a statement that it was considering the vandalism as "damage to property which is a criminal offense."

Artist Ales 'Maxi' Zupevc created the original wooden sculpture, supposedly showing Melania wearing the iconic blue dress she wore at Donald Trump's 2017 presidential inauguration.

The latest sculpture, however, was made by US artist Brad Downey in bronze – to avoid any more torching.

It was unveiled this week, with a plaque stating: "Dedicated to the eternal memory of a monument to Melania which stood at this location."

However, it does not seem to show the First Lady's likeness – with a round face, long chin, and wonky nose.

Critics have called it "terrifying," saying that it "looks like a kindergartner drew it."

Another called it "a piece of s***."

A third said it is "Just as hideous as the first one."

Some people have also argued that it resembles a botched restoration of a Spanish masterpiece, 'Ecce Homo,' which was renamed 'Monkey Christ.'

In 2012, the small north-eastern Spanish town of Borja made headlines across the world after a parishioner attempted to restore Elías García Martínez’s work, painted in 1930.

But Jesus’ face came back blurry and resembling a cross between a potato and a monkey, said critics.

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