Rule of thumb: when you’re planning a big Christmas light display for your little town, maybe turn them on and have a look before the big reveal.
According to News 18, the mayor of a small town in Belgium felt the need to apologize to his townspeople after the Christmas light displays the city erected (no pun intended) all over town looks an awful lot like…. a penis.
Originally supposed to look like candles, the design wanted to utilize the “city colors,” but as soon as they were illuminated, the resemblance became pretty clear. Mayor Anthony Dumarey admitted it was a mistake, but also wasn’t afraid to laugh at it:
“Of course, it was not our intention to install Christmas lights that remind people of a penis. But we do see the lighter side of the incident. The first time I saw them during the day, I didn’t pay any attention to them. Once they were illuminated, I noticed immediately.”
And at this point, there is no point to remove them, plus the mayor thinks having a laugh during these tough times might be helpful. Yep, the Christmas dicks are staying up… all 80 of them.
“Let’s just say that we will have the country’s most talked-about Christmas lights this year.”
You gotta love a mayor who’s this chill about 80 Christmas dicks lit up all over his town. I mean, you know what kind of PR nightmare this would in the States?
Whether it’s laziness, humor, or both, he just said “fuck it, it’s staying” and that’s the end of it. Respect.