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There Is a Statue of Spider-Man With an Erection Hanging Over a Child's Playground in South Korea

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To be fair, this isn't the most offensive version of Spider-Man we've seen (that scene in Spider-Man 3 where Tobey Maguire went swing dancing, anyone?) Still, we cannot comprehend how this statue of Spidey with a giant boner even got erected—har har—in the first place.

This friendly neighborhood Spider-Man probably has to introduce himself to the neighbors before he can move in next door.

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The statue, which is located above the Lotte Shopping Center in Busan, was put up sometime in 2013, which means not only did someone think it was a good idea to put erect in the first place, but that it may have been displayed for over a year. It's now being taken down after the center received numerous complaints.

Oh, and it overlooked the shopping center's children's playground.

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Artist Eunsuk Yoo, who had the option of simply modifying the statue but opted to remove it instead, posted on Facebook saying his "reason for it was that [he] wanted to apply the natural physical phenomenon to a superhero [to] depict what's natural in the morning without lies and superficial-ness in a comical way."

He continued (as translated by Kotaku) to say it was "sad," but that, "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 Buzzfeed)

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