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The good burghers of the French town Neuville-en-Ferrain will no longer be able to enjoy the ample charms of a "patriotic female statue" after the mayor ordered its removal from the town hall on the grounds of excessive chesticles.

Gerard Cordon took exception to the bust of Marianne, the "traditional female embodiment of the French Republic", the Telegraph explains. He "persuaded" councillors that a €900 replacement based on Laetitia Casta would put an end to unfavourable comments about Marianne's assets.

A town hall employee explained: "It was making people gossip. Remarks were made, during weddings for example."

Since Laetitia Casta is no Keira Knightley, it's evident the evicted statue's jubs were substantial. Catherine Lamacque, who sculpted it back in 2007 at a cost of €1,400, admitted she'd been lavish with the terracotta "to symbolise the generosity of the Republic".

She protested: "The mayor has had it under his nose for several years. He chose it from among other designs even before I baked it. His decision is absurd. I only hope he will not have it destroyed."

An old boy in Neuville-en-Ferrain expressed his support for Lamacque in a France 3 TV report last week, summarising: "People are stupid. Better nice breasts than none at all." ®

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