Dubai hides Michelangelo's penis

The leaders of the paradisical utopia known as Dubai have wisely chosen to hide the penis on a 17-foot-tall, 3D-printed replica of Michelangelo's David statue from 1504, saving thousands innocent viewers from traumatic brain damage.

The statue is being displayed in a chamber with strategically placed stone columns that prevent viewers from seeing David's penis and other shameful body parts.

From The Daily Mail:

The 17-foot-tall replica of arguably the world's most recognisable nude was contributed to the expo by Italy to be displayed at the event's Italian pavilion, but after much deliberation event organisers chose to position the statue in a column and cover its private areas with a stone slab.

The Dubai Expo 2020 — originally set to take place last year but postponed due to the pandemic — aims to showcase examples of innovation and culture from countries around the world, while UAE authorities hope it will attract more investment and tourism to the region.

But public nudity is not permitted in the United Arab Emirates, and the first unveiling of the statue to Emirati VIPs caused 'enormous embarrassment,' according to Italian newspaper La Repubblica. 

[image George M. Groutas, CC BY 2.0, modified]