The famous British landmark of the Cerne Abbas Giant – a 55-metre-tall chalk outline cut into the side of a hill in Dorset, depicting a giant wielding a massive club (well, two massive clubs, if you know what I mean *wink* *wink*) – has been added to: it now has a moustache. The new facial hair isn’t a case of overnight vandalism however – it’s a sanctioned publicity stunt in aid of charity:
The Cerne Abbas Giant in Dorset is sporting facial “hair” in support of Movember, which raises awareness of prostate and testicular cancer.
The National Trust’s Rob Rhodes said: “It’s all a bit of fun to highlight an important subject so we were happy to give our support and join in the fun.”
He said the moustache would remain for one day, and that there would be no damage to the giant.
“I am sure the giant would approve,” he added.
What do you think? Harmless bit of fun, or desecration/belittling of an historic site (though there is plenty of conjecture over the actual age of the Giant)?