I am not sure that the Marilyn statue is something bad from the past. Right now there is a mass movement of tearing down statues and in some cases, where they are symbols of oppression and occupation (i.e. the Soviet ‘finger’ near me which I would dearly love to blow up), needs to be put in context and I certainly have no evidence that Marilyn felt objectified by her iconic photograph. I can see an argument for removing or replacing statues of slave traders etc. Equally to air-brush out history leads us to some difficult paths.
I see the Marilyn statue in a totally different context and a celebration of femininity, rather than anything sinister.
These couple of days I have my hands full with a lot of admin. and dare say I will return to this subject later.