This is a very funny story and show exceptionally well how Art works.
At first people thought that was a stylised and mordernized version of a christmas tree installed in a very posh district of Paris. I mean bankers, lawers and such (all the “so-called” fine top cream of our society). But once they understood that this was the representation of an anal plug everybody got pissed off and violently angry.
Maybe it’s the former art student in me talking but this is very amusing to see what people may transfer into a simple object just because of its only purpose. And how violent they can be for such silly thing. Because after all Art is about that, how you react and feel in front of it.
If only people could have such repulsion toward guns, homophobia, radicalism and such…just an idea…