This Catholic Statue Was so Unintentionally Obscene, It Had to Be Covered Up

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Schools typically put up statues to either inspire students or commemorate an important figure. They’re not like avant-garde sculptures that make you scratch your head, after all. Bare minimum, they’re supposed to make you say, “OK, that’s a perfectly acceptable statue.”

What they’re not supposed to do is to make you go “WTF?!!!”

The statue, which was made in Vietnam, was supposed to depict a saint handing a loaf of bread to a boy. Perfectly respectable, right? Nothing to see there…

As principal Simon Cobiac explained in an apology posted on Facebook, “The two-dimensional concept plans for the statue were viewed and approved by the Executive Team in May but upon arrival the three-dimensional statue was deemed by the Executive to be potentially suggestive.”

Well, unfortunately, the loaf of bread was positioned a bit … unfortunately, giving the statue unfortunate overtones a Catholic school would definitely prefer not to convey.

Erected?  Ahahahaha, we see what you did there…

A local artist uninvolved in the making of the sculpture could barely hold back his glee. “It’s hilarious. It’s absolutely hilarious,” Driller Jet Armstrong said. “I love it. I love an art scandal.” Don’t we all…