It just wouldn’t be the festive season without a bit of controversy, namely of the raunchy kind.
2018, you’ll be glad to know, is not letting anybody – with a taste for banter – down.
Take Tynwald Mills shopping centre on the Isle of Man… here we have an outlet truly devoted to the 24/7 cycle of PG-13 patter which brightens up the days of many bored and stressed shoppers.
I know if I came, ahem, across this arctic display featuring two polar bears in the throes of passion, it’d make the experience of Christmas shopping a little easier.
It’s on purpose that, innit? No adult sets that up and thinks, ‘Thoroughly wholesome’ unless they had little to no sex education at school.
Mind you, I didn’t even get taught about condoms during my Catholic schooling and I immediately thought: ‘Haha, those bears look like they’re having it off!’
One customer had it down with the following quip:
It seems Tynwald Mills wish us all a Merry F***ing Christmas. Gives a new meaning to riding the Polar Express. [sic]
While another said:
I completely understand some people may have been offended by the display and the bears had to be told to refrain themselves however I thought it was hilarious and harmless for the short time they were allowed to play mummy and daddy.
Went to Tynwald Mills today and was quite amused yet disturbed by their placement of their Xmas polar bears 😳🙈🤣 #merryxmas #ohmy #naughtybears #feelingthelove #frombehind #bearbehind @Laughology pic.twitter.com/V5vvTgGmSB
— Ruth Hogg (@MrsManxTiger) November 18, 2018
The shopping centre has since replied to the hoo-ha.
They said on Facebook:
We’d like to thank our customers for getting a little too into Christmas this year with our Polar Bears in the atrium and can reassure you the display has changed somewhat since setup.
Apologies to anybody offended by our somewhat interactive display. #NightAtTheShoppingCentre #NaughtyBear. [sic]
So what about the burning question on everyone’s lips: what’s the deal with polar bears and mating?
Well, as per the WWF:
Adult polar bears are solitary, but not anti-social: they actively seek mating partners in the late spring and early summer.
Males seek out females by following their scent. Two males may fight over a female.
Polar bear couples are only together for about a week before they separate. The male may then seek out another mate (a behaviour known as polygyny).
I cannot clarify whether or not this shopping display is an accurate portrayal of an intimate moment between two polar bears. If you’re really curious, you know where to find Google Images.
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