The fourteen hulking bronze statues that comprise “A-maze-ing Laughter” were making a world tour when they touched down in Vancouver at the corner of Denman and Davie. And we just loved them! But with a price tag of 1.5 million dollars, they were beyond our city’s budget. Lucky for us we have a local yoga-gear magnate by the name of Chip Wilson, one of the wealthiest men on earth and the founder of Lululemon—who rode in on a magical yoga mat with a check in hand.
What a guy!
It’s perhaps a gesture of gratitude to all us Vancouverites who live, breath, work, and of course practice yoga in his apparel. So far as I know, there’s only been one misstep in his yogic trajectory… that being the case of the overly transparent pants, which turned downward dogs everywhere into a case of “too much information.”
While this fabric oversight could have been overlooked as a simple sartorial error, his response raised the ire of many a local when he responded to this cheeky clothing item by saying “quite frankly, some women’s bodies just don’t work for it… it’s really about the rubbing through the thighs,” insinuating that women’s thighs are a little too big for his brand of yoga.
Politically charged yoga stories are not rare in this yoga-happy city, so it’s a good thing we have the A-maze-ing Laughter statues to remind us about the latest yoga craze… laughter yoga.
*If you want to know a little more about the artist of these statues, check out this article in the Vancouver Courier: