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Is teen sculpture really "obscene" ?

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Hum    6,930

IT'S been called every derogatory word you can think of outrageous, immoral, bizarre, offensive, distasteful, embarrassing, grotesque, disrespectful, insensitive, inappropriate, a monstrosity, tasteless, ugly, vulgar and not in good taste.

But still the council has agreed to let this sculpture take pride of place on the idyllic British coastline at Ilfracombe.

Damien Hirst?s Verity statue is a pregnant teenager holding aloft a sword.

She?s naked. She?s made of bronze. On one side her skin is smooth. On the other side is has been peeled back to reveal bones, muscles and even breast tissue. Verity is 20 metres tall and weighs 25 tonnes.

In a statement approving Verity?s installation the North Devon council said: "The proposed development represents an important capital project for Ilfracombe and has the potential to act as a catalyst for further investment.

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Growled    3,880

You covered her bronze boobs with a black strip? Really? :p

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Hum    6,930

^ They were not suitable for teenage boys to view :p

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DocM    12,775

Teenage boys are too busy playing with their g/f's boobs to be corrupted by a stupid sculpture ;)

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remixedcat    2,766

Teenage boys are too busy playing with their g/f's boobs to be corrupted by a stupid sculpture ;)

This.... some are making babies as we speak....

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*RedBull*    608

Hum's afraid that the statue might turn some gay males on to women. :p

But he forgot to cover the sexy baby bump....

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AnotherITguy    145

Wow, how intriguing of an art piece....

naa.. j/k though i wouldn't call it offensive

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sanctified    1,219

How is this offensive? Just because Hirst did it?

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Richteralan    377

I guess people are getting more easily offended.

And it leads to extreme self-censorship.

Bravo to whomever started this ****.

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Hum    6,930

This.... some are making babies as we speak....

Cuz they saw naked statues. :p

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remixedcat    2,766

Cuz they saw naked statues. :p

no teenage boys are having sex and seeing all that stuff allready so why people loosin thier **** over it...? LOL...

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ILikeTobacco    839

Teenage boys are too busy playing with their g/f's boobs to be corrupted by a stupid sculpture ;)

Yes but those are not the teenage boys we are talking about. We are talking about the ones here on neowin. :D

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ahhell    1,306

Meh.

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900rr    1

what do you think about this?

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remixedcat    2,766

I know there are some guys that would love to lay on that and caress and suckle evey one of those ta-tas.

and there would be plenty of milk to feed a small town.

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THolman    93

Obscene? I'm not sure. But definitely looks like a giant sack of $*#!.

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DocM    12,775

In Detroit, and there are others.

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remixedcat    2,766

DETROIT IS HARDCORE in many ways

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DocM    12,775

Popular T-shirt here says

DETROIT - where the weak are killed and eaten"

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*RedBull*    608
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ILikeTobacco    839

what do you think about this?

I would say it is good use of real estate

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*RedBull*    608

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There's actually serveral locations in Phoenix AZ. I was surprised.

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Original Poster    324

^ They were not suitable for teenage boys to view :p

give us boobs ;(

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