Some folks just love that loveable Beezlebub-with-a-Boner.
First there was the petition to save the Satan-with-an-Erection statue, and now there’s a Kickstarter campaign to create a brand new one and set it up permanently on public or private land.
Whistlerite Kyle MacDonald set up the campaign and hopes to raise $2,345, which will be used to pay for materials to build another “Penis Satan Sculpture.”
At the time of publication, the campaign had $834 pledged by 13 backers, with 27 days to go.
Like all crowdfunding campaigns, people who pledge money will receive gifts in exchange for their support. In this case, anyone who pledges $1,234 or more will have a park bench dedicated in his/her name and places in a public location, with a plaque that reads, “[Your name] will be remembered for helping raise funds to resurrect a Renegade Statue of Satan With a Massive Erection.”
Anyone who pledges $666 or more will receive an all-expenses paid weekend for two to Branson, Missouri, including a twin room at the Super 8, two tickets to the entertainment of the recipient’s choosing and a meal ticket to Applebee’s. Flight is not included.
From the petition:
“We are not the artist who created the original statue and actually have no idea who that person or persons are. We're just fans of their work and want to see it BACK IN ACTION. If YOU are the original artist, and want to get involved with the RESURRECTION, please get in touch!”
Under “Challenges” the campaign might face, MacDonald writes, “The public might really hate this.”
Under “Risks”? “Somebody might get hit by a bus.”
Which is probably why the city removed the statue in the first place. Right?