Like St. Paul with its Snoopy statues, Bemidji has its beavers. As part of a promotion, it encouraged local artists to paint on beaver statues, that were then distributed around town.
Except for one, which has now been removed. Artist Deborah Davis said she was celebrating womanhood when she came up with her interpretation, which organizers say was pornographic.
You can judge for yourself here.
On Sunday several people protested in Bemidji. And, of course, a Facebook page has been created to free the “pornographic” Bemidji beaver — or “goddess,” depending on your view. It provides some fascinating reading.