Korean Spider-Man Statue w/ Erection Is Removed After Public Complaints (NSFW-ish)
It's been up since last year, but we guess Spider-Man and his appendage are just getting attention from the public now.
Artist Eunsuk Yoo explained the decision to remove the statue on Facebook:
I am the artist who made this piece. My reason for it was that I wanted apply the natural physical phenomenon to a superhero depict what’s natural in the morning without lies and superficial-ness in a comical way.
There have been some comments on various community sites and Facebook pages that this is lewd and a disgrace to the source material. Lotte Shopping Center has received many complaint calls this morning from a certain organization, and after their meeting, it was decided that I have to either modify or take the statue down. Instead of modifying my work, I’ve decided to take it down.
It was ok for about a year and now it has to be taken down due a sudden interest in the piece, which is sad. But I understand that a piece that could be potentially interpreted as lewd can be offensive at a place like shopping mall. It’s disappointing, but I’ll reach out to the public with a better work next time.
Do you agree with the decision to take the statue down??