Everyone calm tf down. ‘Momo’ is gone for good – well, the OG sculpture, at least.
Japanese artist Keisuke Aiso has confirmed to The Sun that the ‘Momo’ model, real name ‘Mother Bird’, has been disposed of as he claimed that it has ‘rotten away.’
‘It doesn’t exist anymore, it was never meant to last.’, he said.
Keisuke’s creation has been the center of the controversial ‘Momo Challenge’, where the image allegedly appears in YouTube vids targeted at kids and somehow convinces them to commit self-harm.
Keisuke has mixed feelings for his sculpture’s role in the creepy viral trend, which authorities and YouTube have deemed as nothing more than a hoax.
The Japanese artist is happy that the world knows about his creation – which went unrecognized when it debuted three years ago – but is upset at the psychological stress it has caused in children.
‘It was never meant to be used to make children harm themselves or cause any physical harm.’ he confides.
‘I threw it away and a week after the whole thing blew up. It was falling apart, so it’s probably for the best.’
‘The children can be reassured Momo is dead – she doesn’t exist and the curse is gone.’