Make Canoe my Homepage

Unbearably cute or pantless perv? Check out the Cubs’ new mascot, Clark

- January 15th, 2014

The Chicago Cubs were calling Clark, the club’s new mascot, “unbearably cute” this week.

CSN Mid-Atlantic viewers were likely thinking something slightly different.

Pantless perv comes to mind.

cubs-logo

For some reason, the good folks over at Wrigley Field decided Clark the Cub doesn’t need pants.

Or shorts. Or, well, whatever other undergarments people wear these day.

It was enough to make Cubs fans everywhere furious with the team’s first-ever mascot.

OK, maybe we’re taking this a little too far, but not as far as CSN took things Tuesday.

While introducing Clark to viewers for the first time, an image of the friendly pup popped up on screen with a penis hanging between his legs.

(Gossip website Deadspin created the explicit image a day ealier, which was apparently picked up by the station — either as a joke or accidentally. )

WARNING: SEXUALLY GRAPHIC CONTENT THAT SOME PEOPLE MAY FIND OFFENSIVE

It caught both presenters off guard — one saying “oh my God” and the other saying “I think that’s a gaffe photo.”

Think? I’d hope you would know that’s a gaffe photo.

Needless to say, we’re guessing the person on the chyron (TV graphics) had some explaining to do after this one.

We’re also hoping the Cubs re-think putting some bottoms on Clark, especially when he frequents children’s hospitals and everything in-between.

In the end, the unbearably cute mascot’s unveiling was just that …

Unbearable.

Subscribe to the post

3 comments

  1. Brenda | January 15, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    This mascot is horribly offensive. This sort of thing could be traumatic to children.

  2. Terry | January 16, 2014 at 9:33 am

    Holy crap it’s a bear “cub” cartoon for crying out loud give it a rest !!!! great Cubs mascot !!!

  3. Chris | January 16, 2014 at 11:12 am

    The Montreal Expos mascot, now the Montreal Canadians mascot Yupi doesn’t wear shorts or pants… while you are now thinking, well they’re crazy in Montreal…. The Philly Phanatic doesn’t wear pants or shorts either, traumatic to children? What about, Big Bird, Grover, Barney, etc… I think the children can handle it…lol

Leave a comment

 characters available