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CN Tower's New Mascot Is Frightening People, And Boring Them

Really, peeps? Really?

07/20/2017 15:42 EDT | Updated 07/20/2017 16:47 EDT

Why did they even try?

The CN Tower may not have received the response it wanted Tuesday when it unveiled its new mascot: a walking version of the tower.

The Toronto tourist attraction's new ambassador wears a long, grey structured tunic and a tiny model of the structure on its head.

For those expecting at least a smidgen of creativity, the mascot was quite a letdown.

Others did not like it one bit, calling it "tacky," "foolish" and "a joke, right?"

"Wow never seen a tampon without the packaging," wrote one person.

But this is not the first time someone has donned a tower costume, as Twitter users pointed out.

But the novelty of a bipedal tower may actually be good for promotion.

Actor Kal Penn shared a picture from a recent visit with the tiny tower on Instagram, prompting a reference to the stoner he plays in the Harold and Kumar movie series, Kumar Patel.

A post shared by Kal Penn (@kalpenn) on

"This reminds me of the scene where Kumar had a fantasy about the bag of weed," wrote one commenter on Penn's post.

Then another person just had to make a most unfortunate comparison.

"Anybody notice how this mascot resemble a kkk costume? Please consider another options before this is going further," they wrote.

And despite a HuffPost Canada editor's comment the designer(s) probably wanted to avoid anything that looked phallic, they clearly didn't go far enough.

But before people got too upset, Toronto-based radio station KiSS 92.5 reminded us what the tower's very first mascot looked like.

The tiny tower is slightly less nightmare inducing, right?

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