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Visitors ride boats near a giant inflatable ‘Golden Toad’ – which is said to bring good fortune – displayed on a lake at the Yu Yuan Tan Park in Beijing, China. The installation was designed by Chinese artist Guo Yong Rao.

The 77-foot-tall golden inflatable toad was supposed to spark pride for traditional Chinese art, but instead it became a target of subversive humor online. Comments on Chinese social media made fun of the puffed-up creature that happens to resemble China’s former president Jiang Zemin. Posts complete showed photos of the stern-looking leader sat next to a bespectacled toad on a green lotus leaf.

 

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 “Who does it look like?” read an anonymous comment on Weibo, China’s Twitter-like service

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Evan Hosie has worked as a Women's Lifestyle editor/writer (expert in the beauty and fashion vertical); created the Pop Culture section for Radaronline.com; never met a gadget she didn't want; and spends too much time on Social Media.

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