Painted Beaver Statue Causes Stir In Bemidji

BEMIDJI, Minn. (AP) ― The city manager's decision to remove one of nine beaver statues placed throughout Bemidji because of complaints it looked pornographic sparked a holiday weekend fight with the artist who created it.

Bemidji city manager John Chattin said he decided Thursday to remove the statue after receiving about 20 complaints.

That decision angered artist Deborah Davis — who said she didn't intend to offend or titillate — and from some community members and fellow artists who expressed their outrage on Facebook and the Web site of the Bemidji Pioneer. [...]

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Maybe they just want to cure the statue's genital warts before they place it back on display.
They should rescue it as a Gardisil mascot.
Where the hell is the pornography? That's only even a vagina, on the front of it, in the loosest, most stylistic way. If anyone is getting turned on by that, there's something very wrong with them.
That's what the "american taliban" tag is for.
If we are only allowed to have bland, boring art on display, this is why: because people on all sides demand to get rid of anything they don't like. If I don't like something, I just don't like it, and go on my way.
I like the statue...
The side view inside the beaver looks like a naked women. We can't have that now can we.
Looks like a naked alien to me. Kinky!
The front view looks like the "virgin Mary".... lol
Ha! And someone hit her gown with genital warts a bedazzler.
Heh heh heh. Those are red blood cells, you mooks. In other words, it's a fertility sort of thing, using menstrual imagery.
No, really?!


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