The Gothamist is reporting on the erection of the world's grossest, most disgustingest, ickiest sculpture of all time. A 13-foot tall, 17-foot wide Mt. Rushmore replica that's made from 1,600 pounds of Jack Link's beef, pork and turkey jerky. The sculpture was in honor of National Jerky Day and was quite the hit with New York City tourists.
And yes, the meat sculpture is a massive waste of food, but way more "viral" than handing out jerky to the homeless. A rep for the jerky company told us when the party's over it could stay on the East Coast "if there are any takers, or we will send back to Jack Link's HQ." We also asked why the jerky was being wasted on a meat sculpture instead of that other thing people do with food (no, not competitive eating). We'll update if we hear back. Update: A rep tells us, "Meat Rushmore was made by product that was not suitable for sale and did not meet our quality standards for public consumption. Jack Link's donates product to charitable causes nationwide." So feel free to take a guilt-free selfie with this thing. - The Gothamist
Here's a gross making-of video for your carnivorous delights: