Penguin placed on Satan's perch

The nude Satan statue that was stealthy installed in East Vancouver earlier this month has been replaced by a partially-dressed penguin, according to CTV Vancouver.

The flightless bird showed up Tuesday wearing pink sunglasses and a polka-dot tie on the same perch near 4th Avenue and Clark Drive where Satan caused a stir weeks earlier.

Like its lewd predecessor, the penguin was installed surreptitiously, and the City of Vancouver said it won’t be getting special treatment just because it’s family-friendly.

“The statue is not a piece of City commissioned artwork and consequently it will be removed, however, the City will hold on to it for the owner to collect,” a spokeswoman said in a statement.

Crews are expected to tear the statue down by the end of the day Tuesday.

The Satan statue, which was discovered on Sept. 9, only lasted a few hours before it was removed.

That didn't stop it from becoming a minor sensation online, where it inspired at least two Change.org petitions calling for it to be resurrected as a permanent public art piece.

A Kickstarter campaign was also set up to fund a replacement statue, and collected almost $900 toward building supplies.

The East Vancouver pedestal was also previously occupied by a statue of Christopher Columbus, which has since been moved to another location.


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