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A concept artist is facing fury over a new exhibition showing well-loved children's cartoon characters meeting gruesome ends in bizarre crocheted sculptures. Nutty knitter Patricia Waller, from Berlin, Germany, depicts SpongeBob SquarePants as a suicide bomber and shows Winnie the Pooh hanging with a noose around his neck. Other show Hello Kitty about to commit Hara-Kiri with a sword at her chest and Minnie Mouse lying in a pool of blood apparently after a brutal rape. Waller, 49, explained: "This show is about heroes and failure. Heroes serve a role model function that reflects our longing for something special, but I wanted to show what happens when they fail." Other exhibits at Galerie Deschler Broken Heroes show feature Sesame Street's Ernie as a down and out living in the gutter and Superman cut in half by a wall. Gallery owner Simone Deschler said: "The exhibit is really popular." But one parent said: "How is showing my daughter's favourite Disney character raped anything to do with art? They should be ashamed of themselves."

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