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07/05/2010 10:02 AM ID: 84645 Permalink   

Statue of Beaver Removed, Deemed Too Suggestive

 

Bemidji´s sculpture walk in Minnesota has been host to a number of beautiful sculptures, and yet the city manager has deemed it appropriate to remove a beaver statue because some thought it was too suggestive.

The statue, which was painted with a scene, was found to be offensive when some people looked at it at the belly. Some saw female genitalia and some saw mother earth depicted.

City Manager John Chattin ordered the statue removed to appease the few and received a public outcry from those that liked the beaver, which was part of a series of nine statues. The scene was meant to be a woman´s praying hands, the artist said.

 
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  Art  
 
It´s not for the timid.
 
  by: vhan     07/05/2010 10:42 AM     
  @vhan  
 
Or the stupid, apparantly.
 
  by: jamesmc   07/05/2010 11:01 AM     
  Or for  
 
a lot of Americans obviously. Man get of that horse that is called uptight about sexuality!!!!

To often I read about problems with nudity and suchs by Americans. War seems to be okay but nudity is not allowed. Weird.
 
  by: Flutje   07/05/2010 11:27 AM     
  About dang time.  
 
Ridiculous the way these animals act. I mean what are they? Animals?

Running around naked all the time, Having sex outside, sleeping in trees... IT´S NOT NATURAL I TELL YA!!!
 
  by: VermiciousG     07/05/2010 04:05 PM     
  I think...  
 
The old saying that people see what they WANT to see rings true here.
 
  by: elderban99     07/06/2010 03:38 AM     
  Good Lard!  
 
I´ve seen it. It´s right down town. There´s a whole bunch of Beaver statues all over the place, every corner has one. Hell, just down the street is Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox. About 20 years ago some old women complained about Babes balls hanging too low so the city cut them off. Paul used to be holding a shotgun 30 years ago and they thought that was too violent so they removed his shotgun. There used to be a really great amusement park there but all the tourists have been chased off by the rich old farts. The businesses in town don´t even like the college students and they bring in millions every year. They better figure out which side their bread is buttered on.
 
  by: valkyrie123     07/06/2010 06:02 AM     
  @valkyrie123  
 
Not on Beaver balls...
 
  by: Zomar Handi   07/06/2010 06:20 AM     
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of allegedly obscene statue: http://www.anorak.co.uk/...
 
  by: diatonicform     07/06/2010 10:27 PM     
  Wow!  
 
I´m usually very against censorship but this beaver really has a beaver - and it appears to even have a bad case of genital warts!

Shotguns and low hangin´ balls, no problem... but this? I suspect the artist was a tad horny on the day she painted this and wanted to display her own body parts.

Thanks for the photo, diatonicform .
 
  by: womenareviolent     07/09/2010 02:57 AM     
 
 
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