The renowned city of Rotterdam comprises of an Artistic piece sculptured statue displaying Santa Clause. The credit for this sculpture goes to the American artist Paul McCarthy who is noted for his controversial creations with his power of imagination.
A statue of Santa Clause, with Christmas tree?
Truly, McCarthy has give life to a stylized and dark massive statue of Santa Clause holding a unique pine tree. But this statue created such a bitter controversy, that it was never inaugurated in Schouwburgplein. Though it is not a statue displaying sex, denizens of Rotterdam falsely interpreted it as so because they found the tree to be too sexy. To be precise, people took it as a sex toy like it’s another fuck toy that you can buy everywhere now.
The Butt Plug Gnome
Rotterdam people badly objected to the said statue not for the sake of religious open-mindedness but for the sake of tree in Santa’s hand, the statue gained the nickname of “The Butt Plug Gnome.”Sadly enough, a statue which is of Santa Clause (who was none other than Saint Nicholas) has been designed with a sex toy like a symbol in hand only because it has been designed by McCarthy.
You will be surprised a bit because, the pine tree has been interpreted as a sex toy or a symbol signifying something that is too sexual. But, the nickname has been proved to be wonderful to the World Sex-Positive Community!
The statue of the Santa or what the denizens of Rotterdam have labelled it for the presence of sex toy has sadly proved to be just nothing! Rather, it has led the local government ran into problem because it (the government) spends in vain a huge amount of money with a view to commission public art.
Post to the rejection of Santa Clause statue by Schouwburgplein, officials wanted to place it on Rotterdam’s main street associated with shopping activities. But, this idea was opposed. Four years later, the sculpture of McCarthy in discussion was placed and unveiled in the Museum Park. Again after a span of three years, it was re installed in a different location within the same park.
The final home of Santa
Finally, on the 28th of November 2008, the Sculpture was permanently placed on the Eendrachtsplein. Accompanied by a procession of sorts, a band which was on a march played a cheerful tune as children dressed in Christmas Garb and Dunce Caps got indulged in dance and merry making alongside the statue. Three cheers to the children for welcoming Santa to his new home.
The bronze statue was actually installed first in Rotterdam to grasp everybody’s attention with the famous Santa Clause holding a Christmas tree and a festive bell! But what you think the opposite happens. The public falsely interprets the Christmas tree to be a sex toy, a giant “butt plug.” Isn’t it shocking?
The statue rose to fame not as a sculpture of Santa but as a sculpture of “Kabouter Butt plug.” But Paul McCarthy didn’t lose his indomitable spirit with these mixed reactions on the part of people seeing his Santa. Wait to watch what he creates next!