Commuters in East Vancouver were greeted with an eyeful on Tuesday morning when they were confronted by a nine-foot statue of a naked devil brandishing a raging erection.
The statue appeared outside of a train station seemingly overnight and no one seems to know where it came from or who made it. Although Canada tends to be quite progressive, the city certainly didn’t commission the statue of Lucifer wielding a massive boner.
CTV News Vancouver reports that according to City of Vancouver’s public art registry, the naked devil is in a space that was once inhabited by a statue of Christopher Columbus that has since moved to a park. However, given your view on how this continent was founded, Columbus and Satan could basically be synonymous.
Although the statue was removed by the city at 3:15 pm on Tuesday, several petitions, including this Change.org petition, have popped up asking that the “Giant Beelzebub-With-a-Boner statue” be returned. One supporter commented that “Public art is usually expensive and banal. It’s a lovely change of pace,” while another supporter claimed, “We all need some devil dick in our lives.”