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This "Sexy" Courthouse Statue of Abraham Lincoln Is Going Viral—Photos

It's time to emancipate those abs!

Remember that truly terrible statue of Christiano Ronaldo at the international airport in Madeira, Portugal, that no one could stop laughing about? Or that absolutely terrifying rendition of Lucille Ball that was so frightening it had to be replaced? Well, both of those can take a seat, because we're here to present to you "Honest Abs."

The statue, which is in the Los Angeles federal courthouse, features a young and gloriously chiseled (no pun intended) Abe Lincoln, shirtless and "tugging at his waistband like a Sports Illustrated swimsuit model." With a premium build and a heavy book in his left hand, he is basically your dream man, and he is taking the internet by storm.

Needless to say, the puns were soon rolling in.

And some thought it was a nice of blend of a major historical figure and the way people in the area actually dress. This isn't the Abe you saw in your textbooks!

He's just so lifelike. You can practically imagine him showing up at your doorstep to say, "Hey, baby, what say we tuck ourselves in for the night and brush up on our constitutional law?"

And, apparently, the lawyers in the building have an odd way of using the sexy statue as a good luck charm.

There's almost certainly some literature about him on the dark web.

And it seems like he's not the only sexy Lincoln in this great nation. Though some Twitter users couldn't help but notice this one bears a striking resemblance to Tilda Swinton.

For what it's worth, the eight-foot limestone sculpture in Los Angeles is hardly new. In fact, it was created in 1939 by artist James L. Hansen, who used his own body as a model for the former president's appearance.

"Hansen developed his own interpretation of Lincoln, portraying him as a young man standing barefoot and shirtless—a man of deep sentiment and understanding," the information plaque on the statue reads.

Now, give the people what they want, Abe!

And to familiarize yourself with more of America's depictions of great leaders, check out The Ugliest Statue in Every State.

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Diana Bruk
Diana is a senior editor who writes about sex and relationships, modern dating trends, and health and wellness. Read more
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