the main points
- France has revealed its mascot for the 2024 Olympic Games.
- Netizens say it looks like a giant clitoris in trainers.
- The former Olympic mascot has received phallic comparisons.
Among those making the comparison was the Museum of the Vagina, which took the opportunity to use its mascot to educate readers with a sex education class.
“Here are the parts of the inner and outer organ.”
Phrygian hat? What is the mascot supposed to be?
It’s also the hat that the Smurfs cartoon characters wear.
“France, you are educating those who need to know where their clitoris is! (Hint)…it’s above the trainers,” one Twitter user wrote.
Previous mascots weren’t much better
In 2012, London Olympics mascots Wenlock and Mandeville received backlash for resembling penises.
London 2012 Paralympic Games mascot “Madville” outside the Olympic Stadium in the Olympic Park in Stratford in London, Britain, August 28, 2012. source: Environmental Protection Agency / Andy Raine
One Twitter user wrote in 2012: “Truth. The London Olympic mascots are a) awful and b) a penis.
The Paris Olympics start on July 26, 2024.