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05/29/2014 06:54 EDT | Updated 05/29/2014 07:59 EDT

George Takei Mocks City Of Ottawa's Public Art Blooper (PHOTO)

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NEW YORK, NY - MAY 19: Actor George Takei attends 18th Annual Webby Awards on May 19, 2014 in New York, United States. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images)

You know you've made a hilarious mistake when social media superstar George Takei mocks you on his Facebook page.

The "Star Trek" actor ridiculed the City of Ottawa yesterday for installing public art in Jack Purcell Park that honoured the wrong person.

The park was named for a man who fixed kids' hockey sticks in the '50s and '60s, but the tall, racket-like light fixtures actually honour a Canadian world badminton champion with the same name.

Coun. Diane Holmes told the Ottawa Citizen that the mistake was made because the architectural company responsible likely Googled the wrong name. Plans to string them were abandoned and they're now being called "futuristic trees."

Others have noted their similarity to quidditch goal posts from the "Harry Potter" movies.

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