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Spider-Man statue with an erection: To come down after ticking off folks at mall

Spider-Man statue at South Korea shopping mall is coming down. The statue has an erection and people are ticked.
Eunsuk Yoo's/ artist Facebook page

A gigantic statue of Spider-Man with a very large erection is hanging off a shopping center overlooking a playground and rest area, which is has caused uproar. The artist commissioned to do the statue wanted to make Spider-Man superhuman in anyway he could and with just one look at the statue's crotch area, you might agree that he has succeeded.

According to the website Kotaku on June 6, the friendly neighborhood Spider-Man has ticked people off as the statue's erection is not hard to miss. South Korea's Lotte Shopping Center has had the Spider-Man sculpture hanging upside down on the side of the building for almost a year.

As The Inquisitr reports, the only problem with the Spider-Man statue is that he has "a boner." The statue is very life-like of the character that is seen in the movies. It's a great statue for the kids to see from the playground below, except for the fact that he's over endowed. When looking up you can't help but seeing his man-part saluting in mid-air and that is not what people want to sit and look at.

Adding insult to injury, this statue is hanging over the kids' playground and it is basically a kids' fictional character. What was this guy thinking when accentuating the superhero's manhood?

Artist Eunsuk Yoo said that when he created Spider-Man he wanted to "apply the natural physical phenomenon to a superhero depict what's natural in the morning without lies and superficial-ness in a comical way."

In other words he wanted Spider-Man to have his morning erection like he would naturally every morning. Does this guy realize that there's not a thing natural about Spider-Man, he is a fictional character?

The complaints have mounted to the point that the artist has been told to modify the statue, which would mean shaving down the crotch area, or the statue will come down. Rather than have anyone dictate his art to him, he has opted to have Spider-Man come down.

The artist is a bit confused as to why it was alright for the statue to hang where it is for an entire year without problems. Now all of the sudden since the social networks are debating the physical appearance of the artwork it must come down. Although not overly pleased with having to take this piece of art down, Yoo said he did understand. He made a statement which included:

"It was ok for about a year and now it has to be taken down due a sudden interest in the piece, which is sad. But 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."

The website Kotaku brings up a good point, Spider-Man is a Marvel character and they wonder if the shopping center ran it by Marvel before erecting the superhero statute? What would they say about the enhancement in Spider-Man's pants?