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NSFW Spider-Man statue removed after arousing complaints

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Sometimes your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man can get a bit too friendly. Case in point: the sculpture of the wall-crawler by Eunsuk Yoo that was (ahem) erected last year at the Lotte Shopping Center in Busan, South Korea.

As you can see from the decidedly not-safe-for-work photos below, courtesy of Kotaku, Peter Parker’s spider-sense isn’t the only thing tingling. However, despite the seemingly unmissable presence of Spider-Man’s amazing friend, the sculpture apparently dangled above the mall’s playground and rest area for about a year before it drew negative attention.

Given the choice to either do something about Spidey’s web-shooter — darn that Parker luck! — or remove the sculpture entirely, the artist chose the latter.

“It was OK for about a year and now it has to be taken down due a sudden interest in the piece, which is sad,” he wrote last week in a Facebook post translated by a Kotaku reader. “But I understand that a piece that could be potentially interpreted as lewd can be offensive at a place like shopping mall. It’s disappointing, but I’ll reach out to the public with a better work next time.”