This Hamburger Mural Is Just So Sexy It Must Be Destroyed
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This sexy, sexy hamburger mural has become the subject of complaints after it went up in a Melbourne laneway on Wednesday.
The mural was painted on the side of a factory in Brunswick just 24 hours ago but is already causing a stir, with a handful of residents complaining to the local council.
The factory's owner, Dean Sunshine told radio station 3AW that he commissioned the mural from a local artist, and that the piece is designed to be a commentary on the way society uses sex to sell products and treats men and women as pieces of meat.
"I've had a lot of mixed emotions over this mural," he said. "Some people think it's incredible. Other people just sort of scratch their heads and don't really get it. But I think that's what art is about. It makes people talk."
Moreland Mayor Meghan Hopper told BuzzFeed News that local council isn't in the business of censorship and is working with Mr Sunshine to find a solution.
Hopper says the mural was only the subject of a few complaints from locals due to its overly-sexualised nature.
"The business owner is being very reasonable," she said. "It just blurs a few of the lines of what some people might find acceptable, so we're working to find a solution where the mural is just altered a little bit."