Monday the Chicago Cubs unveiled their new mascot, Clark the Cub.
Seems like a pretty standard cartoon character to me but here's the thing: No pants + the Internet = Clark being labeled a pedo-furry ambassador. Sorry, Clark.
Later that day website Deadspin invited their readers to do terrible, terrible things to Clark the Cub's image and guess what? People did. One particular image featured the new mascot with some extra parts. Namely a penis....and balls...hairy ones.
That would be the end of the story if Comcast Sportsnet's Sports Talk Live hadn't found themselves in need of an image of Clark for that night's broadcast. They chose...poorly.
Producer: Hey, Graphics Guy. You find us a picture of Clark the Cub for tonight's show?
Graphics Guy: Yep.
Producer: You looked at it real close right? I mean, it doesn't have, like, a dick or anything. Right?
Graphics Guy: Yep. You want to see it?
Producer: Nah. I trust you.
Great work to everyone involved in this. Thank you.