“Spider-Man, Spider-Man, gets a hard-on whenever he can”
Since last year, the Lotte Shopping Center in Busan, South Korea, has had a giant Spider-Man sculpture on display. While the sculpture is amazingly huge and impressive, it was recently discovered that it’s also very, very wrong.
You see, this friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man has a boner.
What’s worse is that the sculpture was erected (get it, get it?) over the mall’s playground and rest area.
Did we already say that it has been on display for over a year?
Which explains the numerous complaints that the Lotte Shopping Center has received for the offensive statue! Following which, the artist, Eunsuk Yoo, was told to either modify the statue or take it down altogether. Refusing to compromise on his “hard” work, he chose to take it down.
He later took it to his Facebook page to say:
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.
Our question is, how did it even get past being up there for an entire year?