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Paris 2024 Olympic mascot compared to ‘clitoris’ in sneakers

These characters have actually hit the candy spot.

Snarky French critics have declared that every of the newly unveiled Paris Olympic mascots appears to be like like an enormous “clitoris” in sneakers — with one French publication even declaring that that’s excellent news.

The purple triangle-shaped mascots for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic video games in Paris are supposed to resemble a conventional Phrygian hat worn in the French Revolution. But on-line wags have began utilizing the time period “clitoris in trainers” to describe the delta-shaped characters, according to the Guardian.

The “Phryges” have even been compared to an enormous inflatable clitoris that was displayed close to the Eiffel Tower on International Women’s Day by a gaggle advocating for schooling and analysis on the feminine erogenous organ, in accordance to the paper.

The Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic mascots are supposed to resemble a hat, however commenters stated they resemble an enormous clitoris.
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A columnist with the French-language newspaper Liberation jokingly praised the resemblance, saying it was “good news” and a welcome departure from the nation’s regular phallic symbolism of the Eiffel Tower.

“By the dint of books, testimonials, documentaries, articles, videos on the taboo of the clitoris, it seems that collectively we have finally understood what it looks like beyond feminist circles,” Quentin Girard wrote in the paper, in accordance to a tough translation.

“It was enough to read the many reactions of Internet users of all stripes, and in particular of dissatisfied conservative men, to observe that, even they know how to recognize it (almost).”

One French-language publication joked that the mascots were a welcome departure from the phallic imagery of the Eiffel Tower.
One French-language publication joked that the mascots have been a welcome departure from the phallic imagery of the Eiffel Tower.
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The Phryges have been unveiled in a information convention Monday, with Paris 2024 president Tony Estanguet quoted as saying “we chose an ideal rather than an animal.”

“We chose the Phrygian cap because it’s a very strong symbol for the French Republic,” he stated, in accordance to a information launch. “For French people, it’s a very well-known object that is a symbol of freedom, an object that will represent mascots across the world.”

The 2024 Olympic brand, in the meantime, has been roasted on social media for trying like a “Karen” meme — a white girl with quick hair who “needs to speak to the manager.”

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