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.
평창 알펜시아 리조트의 '모루게소요' 진짜 이름은 총알맨들.. Bullet Men… 김지현 님 작품이라고 하네요
사진은 제가 직접 찍은것 pic.twitter.com/hWQ8SaBT02
— Jacqueline J (@ActJacqueline) February 13, 2018
And, here’s a Lego version.
Dancing penis men.
— CPUX4 (@CPUX4) February 9, 2018
This man volunteered to be a statue.
— 茂る (@shigel_marv) February 11, 2018
Don’t forget the Olympic latte.
— George☕じょーじ (@george_10g) February 9, 2018
No Japanese meme would be complete without origami.
— 折紙大魔神トキポン 2020/2/29紙の温度講習会 (@kameikohe) February 12, 2018
Check out these “action” figures…
— ホカホカラプソディ (@hokahoka21) February 11, 2018
And the true Olympian.
— clome（Vケット2D班）@2/16 CC福岡51 M27 (@clome_haikei) February 11, 2018
Move aside, Kim Jong-Un. Here’s the real “rocket man.”
My personal favorite: “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” meets PyeongChang Olympics.
— markus ray (@markusrayburns) February 13, 2018