Woman Protests Spider-Man Sculpture as Satanic ‘Church Hate Crime’
LINCOLN, Neb. (WTVO) – A woman is fighting the city of Lincoln, Nebraska, over a sculpture she says depicts “devil horns” at a local zoo.
According to CNN, the woman demanded the city remove the sculpture in a written complaint to Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird, saying:
“It is a sculpture of two open hands, painted red and black and shaped into devil horns. It is anti-Christian and demonic, and completely inappropriate and offensive to place in front of the petting zoo and gardens where couples married.
She added that the statue was a “hate crime against the church”, according to the Lincoln Journal-Star.
City officials responded that the sculpture was not a city issue and was one of 50 installed throughout the city as part of a charity event called the Serving Public Art Project. Hands Lincoln.
The nonprofit group’s director, Matt Schulte, said he was surprised by the complaint, as the colors of the sculpture match the costume worn by Spider-Man.
The 6ft Spider-Man sculpture was installed in May. Schulte said that when the installation took place, the cobwebs were not attached and may have been misunderstood.