Exclusive: Two Statues Of ‘Breaking Bad’ Sparks Criticism From New Mexico State Representative

Exclusive: Two Statues Of ‘Breaking Bad’ Sparks Criticism From New Mexico State Representative

Published on August 17, 2022 18:41 PM by FactsWOW Team

Statues Of Breaking Bad Characters Were Erected In Mexico

According to Variety, two statues of Breaking Bad characters, Walter White (Bryan Cranston) and Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul), were erected at the Albuquerque Convention Center in New Mexico on July 29. However, one of the state's leaders doesn't fully understand the reason for having these sculptured figures on public display.

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At the statue's unveiling, Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan said he understood that not everyone would be a fan of the statues, considering the fictional characters are infamous meth dealers who operated in New Mexico.

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In all seriousness, no doubt some folks will say, wow, just what our city needed.' And I get that, he said, according to Variety. He sees two of the finest actors America has ever produced. He sees them, in character, as two larger-than-life tragic figures, cautionary tales.

Rod Montoya, New Mexico State Representative

New Mexico State Representative Rod Montoya is now sounding off on the topic, telling Fox News on Aug. 15, I'm glad New Mexico got the business, but really? Are we going down the road of completely glorifying meth makers?

What does Albuquerque's mayor Tim Keller have to say about all this? He supported the statues and noted the positive economic impact the show has had on the city.

While they might fabricate the stories, jobs are total daily, he said at the unveiling, according to Variety. The city is a character. We see ourselves in so many paths, good and bad.

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Sculpted by artist Trevor Grove, the figures depict Cranston's Walter White, a New Mexico-based high school science teacher who becomes a crystal meth cook, and White's former student-turned-business-partner Jesse.

The very kind words from Vince so touched him, and Grove said on Facebook on July 29 after the unveiling. He'd previously noted, What a privilege to be chosen as the artist to help bring Vince's vision to fruition! I'm so grateful for his belief in my ability and the enthusiastic support he received from these terrific creators throughout the process. Their stellar work on these shows reflects their character quality and is an example for all creators to follow.

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