Put some pants on! Incredibly realistic statue of man sleepwalking in his underwear causes a stir at all-female Wellesley CollegeA life-like outdoor statue of a man sleepwalking in just his underpants is causing a stir at the all-female Wellesley College, where some students have complained it's frightening.
The statue of the nearly-naked man, who has his eyes closed with his arms outstretched in zombie-like trance, is part of an exhibit by sculptor Tony Matelli at the college's Davis Museum.
But after it was placed in a busy area of the Massachusetts campus on Monday, it has prompted more than 270 students to sign an online petition at Change.org to have it taken down.
Realistic: A statue entitled 'Sleepwalker' by Tony Matelli has frightened students on the all-female Wellseley College, where many have thought it was in fact a real, semi-naked man
The statue, 'Sleepwalker', is a 'source of apprehension, fear, and triggering thoughts regarding sexual assault' for many, according to a petition started by junior Zoe Magid, the Boston Globe reported.
'While it may appear humorous, or thought-provoking to some, it has already become a source of undue stress for many Wellesley College students,' the petition read.
'We placed the Sleepwalker on the roadside just beyond the Davis to connect the exhibition - within the museum - to the campus world beyond,'
Strange: Some students have been scared on seeing the statue - believing it is a real near-naked man