A controversial art installation by Paul McCarthy caused outrage in Paris due to it’s resemblance to a buttplug. The giant 24 meter high inflatable sculpture called “Tree” was said to resemble a Christmas tree, but the image sparked the dirty Parisian minds who saw it as a giant anal sex toy.
Unfortunately, the wires holding the sculpture in place were cut by vandals, who also shut down the air pump causing the sculpture to collapse. Culture Minister Fleur Pellerin blasted the vandalism, calling it “a serious attack on the principle of artistic freedom.”
I applaud the officials that actually approved this piece in the first place. Pity it was met with such outrage.