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Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Santa

I didn't get it at first until the tour guide told us that this ginormous statue  is actually a cheeky Santa holding a butt plug! I thought it was a Christmas tree!

The Butt Plug Santa
This controversial statue of jolly old St. Nick standing in a square at the end of a busy shopping street in Rotterdam stirred up a huge debate among politicians and residents, reigniting the timeless question of what constitutes art.


I’d just hate to be the parent who has to explain to their child what Santa is holding!

Funny or offensive?
Musings Of A Tired Mummy

24 comments:

Sandee said...

Weirdness everywhere. I say if it's out there take the best side and go with that story. It's a Christmas tree.

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camdandusler said...

İnteresting post 😊

Lin said...

Criminy. I'm weary of such things--obnoxious for the sake of being so. I find it offensive.

betty said...

I would hope my child wouldn't ask, LOL, and then I think I would say "I'm not sure, I'll try to find out" and hope they forget LOL :)

To me a bit offensive :)

betty

Sheltie Times said...

I would think sometimes you just don't have to tell them everything. If you didn't know what it was as an adult the odds are they'll decide on something harmless and I'd leave them to it. I'd rather have them think I'm ignorant of art later than deal with the hassle in the present.

Stuff like this to me seems childish. It reminds me of the stunts high school kids play to get attention.

songbird's crazy world said...

oh my...

pilch92 said...

Being that Santa is for Children, I find it offensive. Some people have a strange sense of humor. I thought it was a Christmas tree too :)

Amy Johnson said...

I think it's funny. My hubby would get a kick out of it.

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

I think it is a bit funny!!Thanks so much for stopping by!!
Hugs,
Debbie

Hena Tayeb said...

Oh wow.. did not expect to see that today.

Mother of 3 said...

I could not imagine trying to explain that to my kids! LOL. I'm sure I'd claim it was a tree... ;)

Suzy said...

Two words...offensive and stupid.

Carol @Comfort Spring Station said...

If you hadn't told us, I would not have known what it is. I would have said decoration.

stevebethere said...

I think it's funny too nothing offensive about it

Have a tanfastic week heheh!

Great-Granny Grandma said...

Now I've heard everything. How do they come up with stuff like that?
It does look like a Christmas tree though, so that's what I'd tell my child it is.

Tom said...

...having portrayed Santa for many years, I am not a fan!!! I enjoy humor, but not this. Thanks for stopping by, enjoy your week.

Esha M Dutta said...

Silly, I should say! It would definitely offend a lot of people!
It's debatable what all can go in for humour and this has to be one of them.

Happy Wednesday to you! Have a wonderful week ahead too.

An Apel a Day said...

WOW! How funny. Well I suppose everyone has different things on their list.

Jeanna said...

I also thought, "Christmas tree." I think it's funny, but don't think kids should be exposed to it in a public space. It would be different if it weren't out in the open but then again freedom of expression is a tricky one.

Powell River Books said...

Silly. Besides, it doesn't send the intended message unless you are in the know. - Margy

betty-NZ said...

Wow, that's not my idea of 'art' for sure. Anything that is not child friendly or can be explained easily to a child shouldn't be place in public.

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The Desperate Housewife said...

I would say neither funny nor offensive, it just makes no sense whatsoever. I don't understand the logic behind it and for that reason I really don't have an opinion. It just comes across as being silly! Thanks for linking this up to #globalblogging and hope to see you back next week x

Mellie said...

Okaaay, that is just a bit strange!

Giancarlo said...

Io la trovo bella!
Buon fine settimana.