The "witch city" of Salem, MA was expected to drew a large crowd today for the dedication of a Bewitched statue in Lappin Park. The statue depicts Samantha Stevens, played by Elizabeth Montgomery in the 1960s sitcom. Some have criticized the statue, saying it trivializes the real and tragic events that occurred in Salem in 1692, when twenty people were put to death after being accused of witchcraft. But Salem officials say it's all meant to be in fun and will hopefully drum up more tourism.

So my question to you, Cinematical readers: Does the statue trivialize the real tragic events or is it all in good fun?
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