Korean Spider-Man Statue With Massive Erection Removed From Building After Complaints

Your extremely friendly neighborhood Spider-Man has been creating some controversy overseas because of his massive erection.

That’s right! Artist Eunsuk Yoo ‘erected’ a large Spider-Man sculpture with a boner on the side of Lotte Shopping Center in Busan, South Korea over a year ago.

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Unfortunately, the Spider-Man sculpture was placed over the shopping mall’s playground and rest area.

After an image of Spider-Man’s boner went viral online in South Korea, complaints to remove the statue began to grow.

 

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The artist was given the choice to either remove the statue or modify it. Yoo decided to take his piece down, as he noted in a Facebook post:

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 whats’s natural in the morning without lies and superficial-ness in a comical way.

 

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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.

[H/T & Photo Credit: Kotaku]

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  1. doug105 on June 10, 2014

    Would look better hanging over my bed.

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