Viral image of man humping 'Fearless Girl' Wall Street statue ignites social media

A gross display of in front of Wall Street's "Fearless Girl" statue has gone viral.

The statue had been up for two days; it had been placed in front of the famous Wall Street bull in celebration of International Women's Day. The little girl is meant to honor women, specifically those in finance who are historically forgotten.

Unfortunately, though, some do not take the statue's message of equality seriously. 34-year-old Alexis Kaloyanides snapped an image of a man humping the statue. She shared it on Facebook:

"Almost as if out of central casting, some Wall Street finance broseph appeared and started humping the statue while his gross date rape-y friends laughed and cheered him on," she wrote on Facebook. "He pretended to have sex with the image of a little girl. D-----bags like this are why we need feminism."

The image quickly circulated the internet. It was posted last Friday and now has upwards of 30,000 shares.

Kaloyanides spoke to Inside Edition about the sight. She said she was glad she shared the photo, despite the backlash she's gotten. "This is just further perpetuating a mentality of 'boys will be boys,' and that 'it's okay, it's a joke, just brush it off,'" she said. "I'm getting tired of making excuses and laughing it off. I for one am not gonna laugh it off anymore."

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"This man did something in public. He wanted to get a reaction, and he's getting it now — good or bad," Kaloyanides told Inside Edition. "And it's not like it's just a bunch of angry women. Decent men are outraged."

As the statue was of a young girl, many are comparing the humping to sexual assault. New York City Mayor de Blasio commented that, "This is rape culture.":

Fearless Girl will be installed until April 2. Some, like public advocate Letitia James, want it to be permanent. She wrote in a letter to the mayor, "Fearless Girl stands as a powerful beacon, showing women — young and old— that no dream is too big and no ceiling is too high."