Apparently the devil wears nada, and Vancouverites are fighting to keep it that way.
The Internet was laughing its proverbial head off on Tuesday when news broke that a naked Satan statue had been erected in East Vancouver. (WARNING: The statue is, er, somewhat anatomically correct.)
Its location was near the SkyTrain, for all to see and curse.
The City of Vancouver promptly got rid of it.
“The statue was not a piece of City commissioned artwork and consequently it has been removed,” city spokewoman Sara Couper told Global News.
The pedestal used to hold a statue of Christopher Columbus, according to the Georgia Straight, but that was moved elsewhere 10 years ago. The devil statue was approximately eight or nine feet tall, reported CTV News.
One of the workers said he was "gonna have nightmares."
my favourite pic from the van city workers removing the satan statue. you can only see his uh, "tail" stick out pic.twitter.com/5jVUGD4IgF— Chris_T (@chicosez) September 10, 2014
Well, here's the fiery development: Some locals created a petition asking for the city to bring the statue back. It states:
It simply cost its creator(s?) time and energy to construct and install with no thought of monetary gain, especially from the public purse. Just like the beloved "Dude Chilling Park" sign that was clandestinely installed and later allowed due to public pressure and support, the Giant Beelzebub-With-a-Boner statue should be reinstalled as a piece of public art and serve as a reminder that art is in the eye of the beholder and nothing more.
Another petition was set up asking the statue to be donated to the "Odditorium" of comedians The Granger Bros. Huh.
There really ain't no rest for the wicked.
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