Friday, May 13, 2011

Abilene, TX Doesn't Like David's Peen

One new homeowner's choice to display a reproduction of the David in their front yard has some Texan neighbors up in arms.  It begs the question:  What is appropriate to put on your front lawn?

 Michaelangelo's David, with original peen attached.

One resident complained about it, stating that it would make children ask about sex before parents are ready to tell them.  Right!  Because acknowledging that boys have penises and girls have vaginas is practically devirginizing.

If you click the link below, you'll find video on the story.  I'm kind of annoyed that the television station pandered to the idea that you should censor art by putting a CGI fig leaf over the offending parts.

Plus!  This is an exceptionally bad replica.  Maybe they should just remove the statue because it's an offense to good art.


1 comment:

  1. If no one has complained to the neighbors, how did the TV station get wind of it? And yes, how in the world is this newsworthy?