The CN Tower is undoubtedly the soaring jewel of Toronto’s picturesque skyline, but many feel our city’s most-photographed landmark missed the mark when it unveiled its new mascot on Instagram on Wednesday.
Some questioned why the majestic tower would need a pint-sized version, while others sympathized with the person stuck inside it during peak summer temperatures.
Why does the CN Tower need a mascot anyway ?
— Daniela Del Zotto (@danidel62) July 20, 2017
Ok class. What was the worst summer job this year?
— kcfraser (@kcfraser) July 20, 2017
But even more seemed to feel it had joined the likes of the Burger King on the ever-growing list of creepy mascots. Others said it wasn’t worthy of the tower’s stately and imposing stature.
Creepy and horrible looking
— Jorge Barbosa (@TheCarpenter79) July 20, 2017
I can’t decide if it’s charming or creepy… I’m just giggling. #Toronto
— Jen Armel (@jenarmel) July 20, 2017
I wouldn’t even say creepy, I’d just say awful. Its embarassing for this city’s most famous landmark.
— Derek (@spencer_derek) July 20, 2017
Don’t cheapen the tower. 41 years a success, this crap is not needed.
— Robert (@cobra89lx89) July 20, 2017
Here’s at look at some other mascots that have been described as “creepy” or worse:
The Burger King:
Jack in the Box:
Pistol Pete (Oklahoma State University):
The Friar (Providence College):
King Cake Baby (New Orleans Pelicans secondary mascot):