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There Is A Statue Of Spider-Man With A Giant Boner In South Korea But It's Being Taken Down

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Posted on June 9, 2014, at 4:26 p.m. ET

In 2013, this Spider-Man sculpture was erected at the Lotte Shopping Center in Busan, South Korea.

Just your average, friendly neighborhood Spider-Man with a massive boner.

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This well-hung sculpture was wrought by the hands of artist Eunsuk Yoo.

However, the fact that Spidey's stiffy overlooked a children's playground was too much for some people to swallow.

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Lotte Shopping Center began receiving a lot of complaints about the statue, Kotaku reported.

The artist was asked to take the statue down or modify it.

But Yoo chose to take Spider-Man down, boner and all.

Yoo said he wanted to show that "natural physical phenomenons" that occur in the morning can also be applied to upstanding superheroes like Spider-Man.

On his Facebook page, Yoo said that while he was disappointed, he understood how this piece could be interpreted as lewd or offensive at a place like a shopping mall. He said he would try and reach out to the public with better work next time.

Ultimately, this Spider-Man's erection turned out to be his gift and his curse.

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