Guangzhou has made a splash with its newest attempt at beautification: a giant inflatable monstrosity designed to look like a pink toad from the Japanese manga Naruto. They say “beautifying is in the eye of the beholder,” but in this case, the beholder is certifiably insane.
The notoriously-cantankerous Kiseru-pipe smoking toad (named Gamabunta) is an odd choice for festive decoration, and Guangzhou citizens are not pleased. To be fair: it’s pink, it’s smug, and it’s a fugly eyesore, which hasn’t stopped tourists from posing with and photographing But at least it looks nothing like a former CCP chief…
Luckily, this constipation-faced inflatable amphibian will only be around for a few days.
By Briel Waxman