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Korea erected a Spiderman sculpture in a public space, offending many

In Korea, this erection of a Spiderman sculpture in a public space has offended many.

Feel free to play on this in the comments because I’m laughing and thinking of lots of things I could write. Entertain us all with your thoughts.

Spiderman statue erected

Brian Ashcraft of Kotaku says:

Oh hey, it’s your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. Your very, very friendly neighborhood Spider-Man.

The Spiderman sculpture was erected over a children’s playground.

Spiderman erected over children's playground

Artist Eunsuk Yoo, the artist, apparently said:

I am the artist who made this piece. My reason for it was that I wanted apply the natural physical phenomenon to a superhero depict whats’s natural in the morning without lies and superficial-ness in a comical way.

There have been some comments on various community sites and Facebook pages that this is lewd and a disgrace to the source material. Lotte Shopping Center has received many complaint calls this morning from a certain organization, and after their meeting, it was decided that I have to either modify or take the statue down. Instead of modifying my work, I’ve decided to take it down.

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.

This photo made me laugh so much I have to include it too…

Abseiling from a wooden piton

Nalini is an award-winning writer and artist as well as managing editor of Dark Matter Zine.


    • I’ve seen much worse. Look at any of the Sanctuary scenes – their green screen sets were spectacularly appalling! Not quite photoshop but still…


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