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Thursday, May 26, 2005

Baby, let me be

ZURICH: A giant dominatrix teddy bear wearing a leather mask and brandishing hand-cuffs has been banned from a Zurich street display of man-sized model bears.harder!

While tourists pose for snaps next to a brightly-painted and benign array of models such as the "schoolteacher bear" and the "skier bear", "Baervers" – a pun on the German for perverse – has been deemed too steamy for the financial capital's streets.

"This bear is perverse, dominatrix and hardcore. We had to ban it because of the children," Beat Seeberger-Quin, the project's art director, told Reuters.

The offending bear, which sports bright red lipstick, a corset and thigh-length leather boots, stands atop a pedestal bearing the words "first class service".

Some 600 teddies, variously decorated by artists, stud the streets of Zurich and its airport in the "Teddy-Summer" project.

The controversial model had been allocated a place near Zurich's Paradeplatz, home to Switzerland's top banks such as Credit Suisse and UBS, before Seeberger-Quin spotted the final design and decided to ban it.

The dominatrix bear's creators now seek a private home for their sadomasochist teddy. At least "Baervers" will not face the same hazards as his publicly-displayed peers, some of which have been vandalised or even kidnapped.

"Two or three of the bears have been splashed with paint, and one bear – a nice small bear wearing a little dress – has been stolen," Seeberger-Quin said.

Baby, let me be
Your lovin' teddy bear.
Put a chain around my your neck,
And lead me you anywhere.
Oh let me be
Your teddy bear.

Source: Reuters

posted by Opus at 11:12

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