Visitors to the iconic bull statue on Wall Street in Manhattan were greeted by some unusual additions to the monument on Monday morning. The statue, symbolizing the financial concept of a ‘bull market,’ was found covered in an assortment of colored adult toys, with a shirtless actor wearing a Vladimir Putin mask riding the bronze bull, dressed in a fashion comparable to an infamous set of photos of the Russian President riding a horse on vacation in Siberia in 2009.
The stand-in Putin was initially mistaken by some onlookers to be a mere figurine or mannequin, but it appears from additional photos of the scene that it was a flesh and blood performance artist or actor.
WARNING: The image below depicts graphic sex toys
NYPD just invited me into the 1st precinct on Monday to receive a summons for my work as Putin on the Wall Street Charging Bull. I assume that’s some kind of award? pic.twitter.com/lyohArOeJe
— Jeff Jetton (@JeffreyJetton) July 18, 2018
The spectacle arising the day after the summit meeting in Helsinki between President Donald Trump and President Putin possibly represents a completely new level of absolute derangement and mania from liberals obsessed with a series of conspiracy theories involving the Russian President and his supposed relationship to the American President.
A Washington D.C based restaurateur named Jeff Jetton has claimed responsibility for the display, stating that the New York City Police Department contacted him on Tuesday morning in regards to incident. Jetton maintained that the approximately 130 adult toys had been donated by an “adult entertainment” company for use in the prank. Speaking in a statement to the Huffington Post, he said that “anybody who tells you sex toys aren’t good tools of resistance has never had a bag of dicks and a little bit of ingenuity.”
Reports of the bizarre scene first surfaced on a Reddit thread, with some users expressing amazement and surprise that this sort of risque display could be constructed in an area of New York City constantly patrolled by police without the creator(s) being stopped from doing so. Some surmised that it was created with the tacit approval of the NYPD, and that the items used in doing so had been donated from a stash of police-seized property.
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