Travel to Paris and you can experience Leonardo’s Mona Lisa, Rodin’s Thinker, and Alexandros’ Venus de Milo.
Oh, and this giant inflatable butt plug:
In Place Vendome, one of Paris’ gorgeous and historic squares, artist Paul McCarthy has erected a 24-foot sculpture he calls Tree.
And, OK, it does kind of look like a stylized Christmas tree. But you know what it looks even more like? A butt plug. Why? Because it’s a butt plug:
It’s part of FIAC, the city’s annual art fair, and will remain up the rest of the month.
It’s virtually impossible to believe the artist was going for anything other than a mega-sized sex toy given his past work, which includes this giant inflatable dump in Hong Kong called Complex Pile:
And even more telling, this sculpture called Santa Claus in Rotterdam that locals call “Butt Plug Gnome,” because he is clearly holding a giant penetration device:
One antigay group, Printemps Francais, is up tight about the Parisian plug, having recently Tweeted: “This is where your tax dollars are going!”
And you know if you’re up tight about a butt plug, you’ll never be able to ease into enjoying it.