Rotterdam Santa Claus: The most offensive public art in Europe?

Rotterdam Santa Claus

The Netherlands is famous for being a liberal country, but this public art in Rotterdam could be the most offensive in Europe.

The statue is of a giant Santa Claus holding a butt plug. It was created by the American installation-artist Paul McCarthy and it represents a symbol of modern consumerism.

I’m not a Christian (or affiliated with any religion for that matter) but what irks me is that it’s ok to mock Christianity yet if another religion was mocked there would be a firestorm of trouble. Rotterdam has one of the largest muslim populations in Europe so could you imagine the trouble if the subject was a commentary about modern Islam.


  1. This is hilarious! I guess he has a point about Christmas becoming very commercial. I’d just hate to have to be the parent that needs to explain to their child what Santa is doing with a giant butt plug, haha!

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