Don't snigger it's a Christmas tree. Seriously, it's by a renowned artist and it's called 'Tree'.
But yes, it totally looks like a butt plug.
The 24 foot, inflatable piece by Paul McCarthy has been installed in the Place Vendôme in Paris, usually more famous for it's stunning 18th century architecture.
Needless to say the reaction has been a little mixed.
Well by 'mixed' we mean no one believes it's a Christmas Tree.
Sure, Paris. That's a modern Christmas tree and not a gigantic butt plug. Sure. pic.twitter.com/SUiZsT3Cwu— Ryan Brown ♥ (@Toadsanime) October 16, 2014
J'adore your giant buttplug christmas tree Paris. very good.— Neil Bharadwa (@MrNeilB) October 16, 2014
Is it just me, or does this sculpture (installed in the heart of Paris) looks like a giant butt plug? pic.twitter.com/sgbh0jREtN— Jengat X'aviera (@Vondrakenstorm) October 16, 2014
Room for improvement?
can someone photoshop the anaconda cover art on top of the paris butt plug for me pls?— LEMON (@urgent_loon) October 17, 2014
Besty makes a valid point to be fair.
Frankly it's more appropriate to have a giant buttplug in the middle of Paris than to have a Christmas tree up in October #abuttpluginParis— Betsy (@betsyisvapid) October 16, 2014
And in all fairness, on balance it's gone down pretty well.
Paris erected a butt plug statue. I need to live in paris pic.twitter.com/5uZG50xcNc— Eoin (@awkwardtroll) October 16, 2014
For those wanting to indulge their sex-toy shaped fetishes further, visitors can also peruse a gallery filled with smaller versions of the 'Tree'.
Paul McCarthy has a history of fairly provocative artwork having previously displayed a pair of sculptures of George W Bush having sex and a Christmas dwarf holding a tree that looked like, yes you've guessed it, a butt plug.Suggest a correction