Social Platform Trolls Stock Market with Statue Installation on Wall Street


For months now, the financial world has been dealing with a double-edge nuisance of sorts, and a startup social network is making sure that Wall Street knows exactly where they stand.

I’m speaking, of course, about so-called retail investors.  These are the folks using phone apps to buy whatever stock is hot on Reddit this week, while also spending an inordinate amount of time trying to get Jim Cramer to complain about them on the air, (which he does, fairly frequently).

On Reddit, they like to call themselves “apes”, on account of their self-deprecating senses of humor.

New social network “Sapien” appears to be ready to co-opt that inside joke for a little clout of their own.

A statue of Harambe, a 17-year-old gorilla whose death sparked international outcry, went face-to-face with the Charging Bull statue in Manhattan Monday.

The seven-foot statue of the silverback gorilla appeared opposite of the Charging Bull in Bowling Green Park.

In addition to the Harambe statue, 10,000 bananas surrounded the iconic bull statue to illustrate how “bananas” Wall Street has become and show the disparity in wealth between the 1% and everyone else.

The Sapien.Network founders commissioned the seven-foot statue of the gorilla, who gained media attention in 2016.

Images of the strange scene were soon circulating on social media.

And, in case you were wondering, the bananas will be donated to local food shelters in New York as they are removed.