5-Story Penis Mural Painted In Stockholm Won’t Be ‘Up’ Much Longer

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And yes, I am very proud of that headline.

According to Mashable, a five-story blue penis mural has been painted on the side of a building in Kungsholmen island, Stockholm, Sweden. The person behind the penis? Swedish artist Carolina Falkhot.

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And while that huge penis overlooking Stockholm is quite the sight, you can bet that it won’t be standing proud much longer as there are already plans to paint over it following complaints by uptight residents. Atrium Ljungberg, the company that manages the street, have revealed that they intended to “respect neighbors’ opinions”

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“Culture and art are important in developing interesting urban environments,”Camilla Klimt, marketing manager at Atrium Ljungberg, said. “Of course, we care about artistic freedom. But at the same time, we must respect neighbors’ opinions.”

And let’s not forget that there was a similar mural done in New York City by the same artist:

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So yes, just like the penis above was booted, so will the one in Stockholm. But what’s fascinating to me is how quickly people act to cover up a statue or a painting that happens to show some sort of nudity. Just imagine how much more would get done if people acted just as quick as they do to shield the youth from a five-story penis.

Do these murals offend you? Should folks lighten up?