The sculpture titled the 'Domestikator' created by Atelier Van Lieshout was set to be included in the Fiac International art fair, but the Louvre pulled the plug.
In a letter to publication La Monde, museum director Jean-Luc Martinez said quote: "Online commentaries point out this work has a brutal aspect, it risks being misunderstood by visitors to the gardens."
Oh, I think the problem is that it will be completely understood.
The founder of the collective, Joep van Lieshout disagrees and said quote: "There are no genitals. It's pretty innocent."
The museum director also said that the sculpture exhibit would be near a children's playground, and at 40 feet tall, would be hard to miss.