Anti-gay crusaders in France, ‘French Spring,’ are outraged that there’s all of a sudden an 80-foot buttplug erected in Place Vendome.
The 24-meter (~79ft) inflatable Christmas tree was gifted to the city of Paris by artist Paul McCarthy, but the anti-gay crusaders aren’t buying it. They KNOW that it’s a buttplug.
Tis the season to be cheeky: It’s only October, but artist Paul McCarthy has already gifted Paris with an 80-foot Christmas tree, erected in the venerable Place Vendome. But the sculpture, simply named “Tree,” has sparked outrage in the City of Lights because passersby are mistaking it for a giant green sex toy.
McCarthy is known for provocative sculptures, like a giant inflatable pile of poop in Hong Kong, Santa Claus holding a phallic tree in Rotterdam and two animatronic George W. Bushes having sex with pigs in London. So we can call this a tree, but no one’s fooled.
Least of all the anti-gay group French Spring, which protested France’s marriage equality law. The group tweeted their disapproval on Wednesday, writing “A sex toy giant 24m high will Be installed at Place Vendome. Taxpayers , this is where your your tax dollars are going!”
As you can see here on Twitter, the French Spring won’t shut up about their city’s buttplug. It’s reached a point where it’s almost seeming like they’re obsessed with buttplugs, but I’m certainly not in a position to draw those conclusions.