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Meme Alert: Japanese 'Have No Idea' About PyeongChang 'Penis Men' at the Olympics

Twitter screenshot of "Bullet Men" statues in PyeongChang, South Korea, with their prominent penises censored.

Three — very explicit — naked statues of men with their faces covered have inspired a meme among Japanese observers of the Olympics. The statues, named “Bullet Men,” predate the Olympics.

Near the ski jump area and the Olympic media center in PyeongChang, South Korea, stand the three silver men. Not only are their nether regions fully exposed, but their helmets — the only clothing they wear — look phallic, leading many to dub them “penis men.” Japanese tweeters have shared the image with the hashtag “#モルゲッソヨ,” which translates to “I have no idea.”

According to local media, the statues are meant to evoke the “human desire for [a] wonderful body, wealth, and honor in concrete images.”

Warning: the images below are explicit. Click “Load More” to see what’s driving Japanese tweeters crazy, and the hilarious memes they made of it.

Korean Twitter user Jacqueline J helpfully posted her own photo of the artwork.

And, here’s a Lego version.

https://twitter.com/clkgtr0728/status/962128939547222017

Dancing penis men.

This man volunteered to be a statue.

Don’t forget the Olympic latte.

No Japanese meme would be complete without origami.

Check out these “action” figures…

And the true Olympian.

Move aside, Kim Jong-Un. Here’s the real “rocket man.”

https://twitter.com/overdope_/status/962488712180391936

My personal favorite: “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” meets PyeongChang Olympics.