TV report shows Photoshop version of Chicago Cubs mascot that included genitalia (video)
The Chicago Cubs unveiled the team’s brand-spanking (no pun intended, in light of the story that follows) new mascot to the masses this week. His name is Clark the Cub and if anything, Clark is an adorable, kid-friendly mascot that is sure to entertain the youngsters at games at Wrigley Field for years to come.
Clark the Cub, however, was met with a bit of resistance upon his introduction and was condemned by Cub fans and blogs alike, including Deadspin. The site held a Photoshop contest that asked readers and photo-editing savvy folks to ” Do Something Horrible To The Cubs’ New, Perverted Mascot.”
Of course, Deadspin readers did not disappoint (NSFW images in link) and the site had Gawker art director Jim Cooke get things started with a truly crude and hilarious mock-up of Clark the Cub where a cartoon bear penis and balls were added to the original mascot graphic (NSFW image here).
This is where things get … even more uncomfortable. Very, very uncomfortable.
During a news broadcast from Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic, a report was aired about the backlash and controversy that ensued over the Cubs introducing its new mascot.
Unfortunately, whoever put the video together that aired during the report used Deadspin’s Clark the Cub with bear genitalia image instead of the original, more safe-for-TV-news alternative.
VIDEO CONTAINS IMAGE OF AFOREMENTIONED ANIMATED BEAR GENITALIA — VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED:
Hoo boy. The anchors deserve credit for handling the awkward moment with professionalism, but who are the editing wizards who came up with this one?