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.
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.
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:
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.