Munich Airport’s Epic Statue Of Liberty Impersonator

Filed Under: Humor

This is probably my favorite thing I’ve seen all week…

This week United Airlines resumed nonstop flights between Newark and Munich, after the route was put on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic. For the most part there’s not much fanfare associated with routes resuming, since there’s not much to “celebrate” right now.

As noted by @SpaethFlies, Munich Airport was obviously excited about this route resumption, and decided to have a little photo op featuring the Statue of Liberty… and not just any Statue of Liberty impersonator, but arguably the most amazing Statue of Liberty impersonator ever.

To think that some people say Germans don’t have a sense of humor…!

I want to be 100% clear here — my intent isn’t to make fun of the person posing in the Statue of Liberty costume. Rather:

  • I find this to be indescribably adorable and hilarious, to the point that I had tears in my eyes when I saw this
  • There’s not much to smile about in the airline industry nowadays, so I feel like this is the smile and laugh that we all needed
  • I do find it hilarious that someone came up with the concept of having a Statue of Liberty impersonator, this was the costume they decided on, and then they said “yep, just get the step stool and have them hold some textured cardboard, and let’s do a photo op in front of the plane”

Do you love this as much as I do?

  1. @ Rafael — You’re reading into something that isn’t there, and also into something that I didn’t say. This has absolutely *nothing* to do with the person’s looks. I’m smiling because of the costume and overall setup. It has nothing to do with the person wearing the costume, and I’d be equally amused regardless of gender, age, etc.

    And again, I’m not laughing at anyone here. This honestly made my week and put the biggest smile on my face.

  2. @Ben… Good for you that have to look at something like this to have a smile during your week

  3. @Rafael
    It’s intrinsically ridiculous for someone to impersonate the Statue of Liberty.

    So are you arguing that only “beautiful” people are allowed to do this? Or people who look exactly like the original? That strikes me as far more discriminatory…

    Look at the little cardboard cut-out torch. The whole thing is obviously meant to make you smile.

    If I wanted to make a more serious point, I’d be quoting the text on the statue’s base and comparing it to the US’s current policies:

    “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

  4. It’s a publicity stunt and here it is generating publicity, so it works.
    I agree, it’s good to see something in the airline industry at the moment which raises one’s spirits.

  5. Not sure where this person works,but if I was an airport employee that was potentially dealing with crazy customers all day…I’d consider wearing the Statue of Liberty costume too! 🙂 It literally made me snort when I saw this post in my email. Thanks for a good laugh this morning!

  6. NY is enforcing a 14 day quarantine on nearly every state in the US, but somehow this is acceptable? We (the US) will have CV for another 18 months at this rate.

  7. Did they do anything when Washington flights were resumed a month ago?

    (This is pretty funny though)

  8. @Rafael go f**k yourself. Honestly how miserable of a person are you to accuse someone like this. Everyone has problems, don’t f**king use that as an out to scold someone for nothing.

  9. Welcome to all those Americans with take-your-pick-from-my-multitude-of-duel-citizen-passports. Just don’t show us an American passport because you are not welcome.

  10. I guess you need to be an American to appreciate this sort of thing.
    Ironic that screaming about your actual “Liberties’ and Freedom (not to wear a mask etc) is killing a fair few of you!

  11. @glenn t

    substitute Chinese, African, Indian, Mexican, German, Irish, et al for “American”. does that still work for you?

  12. Your opinion on anything, @kcb, is of zero interest. The trolls sure seem to have time on their hands lately….

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