Presented this Monday, the Paris Games mascots are much more reminiscent of a clitoris than a Phrygian cap.
The Paris Olympic Games have their mascots. The organizing committee of the Olympic Games has indeed unveiled this Monday the two mascots, the “Phryges”. A tribute to the revolutionary Phrygian cap. “We wanted to stand out by choosing an ideal more than an animal,” explained Tony Estanguet, president of the Cojo, at a press conference.
The choice is no less surprising as the previous Olympic mascots have most often been animals. “The Phrygian cap perfectly embodies the French Republic. It is a well-known object, which makes sense in France, present in town halls, in art, on stamps”, justified the former canoe master.
In detail, the two beanie-shaped mascots are therefore bright red with sneakers in the colors of the blue, white, red flag (and a racing blade for one of them) and shaped eyes. tricolor cockades. The mascots, which required nearly two years of work and mobilized around twenty people, “will carry this symbol of freedom, of French Games”, added Tony Estanguet, who specified that the two mascots will work in pairs, heads leader of a vast tribe of “phryges” called upon to represent the 71 Olympic and Paralympic disciplines.
So much for the official speech. Because for many, these mascots evoke nothing less than a clitoris. “Long live the Phryges, the clitoris mascots who fill their vulva with it”, even writes Liberation in a post.
— Victor M (@vctr_mFr) November 14, 2022
— Gwenvael Le Giec (@2Ceyrat2Furious) November 14, 2022
Now that the reference to the Clitoris is blatant, we only see that…
The name phryges is related to the frigid?
It’s far from shameful but the level of trolling is high…
— Master Gilles (@MasterGilles1) November 14, 2022
The #Phryges risk reinforcing the very approximate image that people have of the clitoris. So we could perhaps suggest that SVT teachers redesign the mascots.
— Francoise Cahen (@FCahen) November 14, 2022
Paris 2024: the Phryges, in the shape of a Phrygian cap, will be the mascots of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, don’t they look like serious clitoris? 🤣 pic.twitter.com/RdXf5c2Kg4
— AtemiTV (@TvAtemi) November 14, 2022
The Phryges Olympiques de Paris 2024 look a lot like the statue in the shape of a clitoris erected in March 2021 on the Place du Trocadéro, in Paris, by feminists: pic.twitter.com/aRbE7pp35T
– Hisham Nazzal (@hichamnazzal) November 14, 2022
Personally, I find it rather appropriate to try to teach soccer players what a clitoris looks like… 😬
— Le___Doc (@DrFranckClarot) November 14, 2022
— Jean Rev (@Rev_de_Presse) November 14, 2022