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Dorset, England, July 16 – The Wessex, Britain, Pagan Federation chapter has said they will do “rain magic” to wash away a giant chalk drawing of cartoon character Homer Simpson.
The 180-foot publicity stunt for the new Simpsons film was drawn next to the Pagans’ famous fertility symbol, the Cerne Abbas giant, Britain’s The Sun reported Monday.
The Cerne Abbas giant was originally chalked during the 17th century and is re-chalked every 25-years in order to keep the detailed drawing eye appealing. It is also believed that the giant, which is carved in the hillside above Cerne Abbas, Dorset, is an aid to fertility.
Now, he shares the hillside with an equally large Homer Simpson holding a doughnut. The cartoon was painted with water-based biodegradable paint that will wash away with rain, said the Sun.
But, Ann Bryn-Evans, district manager for The Pagan Federation, said, “It’s very disrespectful and not at all aesthetically pleasing.
“We were hoping for some dry weather but I think I have changed my mind. We’ll be doing some rain magic to bring the rain and wash it away,” she told The Sun.

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