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Another Naked Devil Statue Appeared in Vancouver

But this time it's a pregnant she-devil.

by Sierra Bein
Aug 14 2015, 6:12pm

The latest Satan statue has been erected. Photo via Instagram user Instagraemeberglund.

Another naked devil statue mysteriously appeared yesterday in Vancouver, on top of Gene Cafe at the intersection of Main and Kingsway in the Mount Pleasant neighborhood (near Dude Chilling Park).

This comes about a year after a giant, red, and equally naked devil with a giant erect penis appeared in Vancouver's east end. The same site was once home to a bronze statue of Christopher Columbus, and is now where a cool penguin statue stands.

The horny red devil didn't stand for long before city crews removed the statue from above a small plaza pedestal where it stood. The city said that it did not commission the statue (obviously).

The most notable thing about the new statue, however, is that there was no penis—rather, this one was a white female satanic figure with black horns a pregnant belly. Both devils held one hand up bearing a "sign of the horns" (also known as the "rock on" hand gesture.)

Last year, a man named Darryl Greer, and occasional VICE writer, started an online petition to bring back the original red-dicked-devil. The petition—which also criticized a statue of a poodle that cost the city $100,000 to install—currently has 2,500 signatures and is addressed to the mayor of the city.

"The Giant Satan-With-an-Erection statue, unlike the porcelain dog, cost the city nothing and was far more visible and likely to stir public debate than the barely visable (sic) cartoonish canine on a pole," reads the petition.

VICE spoke to Greer last year, when he described the city's art scene as, "Too expensive and fucking lame." (Greer isn't responsible for either statue, though at the time, he said he wished to be able to shake the artist's hand and buy him/her a beer.)

The new pregnant-devil statue was taken down very quickly. Less than an hour after alt-weekly Georgia Straight contributor Michael Mann had posted a photo of it on Twitter, the figure was already gone.

The city has not yet said if it was their crews who removed the statue. No one has claimed responsibility for the devil lady either.

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