The Charging Bull has been likened to the golden calf worshiped by the Israelites during their Exodus from Egypt. During Occupy Wall Street on multiple occasions an interfaith group of religious leaders led a procession of a golden calf figure that was modeled on the bull.   A large papier-mâché piñata made by Sebastian Errazuriz for a 2014 New York design festival was intended to be reminiscent of both the golden calf and Charging Bull .   Further comparisons to the golden calf have been made by Jewish and Christian religious commentators.  
Parts of the poem also appear in popular culture. The Broadway musical Miss Liberty , with music and lyrics by Irving Berlin , an immigrant himself, used the final stanza beginning "Give me your tired, your poor" as the basis for a song.   It was also read in the 1941 film Hold Back the Dawn as well as being recited by the heroine in Alfred Hitchcock 's wartime film Saboteur .  Harpist and singer Joanna Newsom indirectly references the poem in her 2015 song "Sapokanikan," in contrast to the forbidding colossus of Percy Bysshe Shelley 's " Ozymandias ."  The poem is read aloud in the eponymous episode entitled 'New Colossus' in the 2016 Netflix web series The OA .