MOMO Is Dead! Japanese Artist Who Created ‘Momo’ Creepy Doll Said He ‘Killed’ Monster After Receiving Death Threats

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Keisuke Aiso, 43, says he feels ‘responsible’ for terrifying children after his work was hijacked by online sickos who used it in the so-called ‘Momo Challenge’.

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Momo is dead

Momo creator Keisuke Aiso has revealed that he and other Japanese artists who work in Tokyo area have received death threats because of the sick challenge.

The sculptor, 43, says he feels “responsible” for terrifying children after his work was hijacked by online sickos who used it in the so-called ‘Momo Challenge.’

Source: The Sun

 

He said: “Another artist was mistaken for the creator and she has received death threats and disturbing messages online about the work.

“I feel bad for her, but now I am getting the messages too. They say I will kill you and you should die, in both English and Japanese. “I feel bad that she has been mistaken for me.”

It’s forbidden in the gallery to take pictures of the artworks so the administration was really shocked when they found out that someone had taken this photo and used it in this way.

Source: The Sun

 

Mr Aiso said: “It doesn’t exist anymore, it was never meant to last. It was rotten and I threw it away. The children can be reassured Momo is dead – she doesn’t exist and the curse is gone.”

The original work called Mother Bird was built in 2016 and exhibited at an alternative art gallery in the Japanese capital.

The artist was inspired by a Japanese ghost story about a lady who dies in childbirth and emerges as a bird woman to haunt the area where she died.

In local folklore, the woman appears cradling a baby and tries to hand it to strangers before disappearing before the baby turns into sticks or rocks.

Source: The Sun

 

But Aiso says that although he is upset about the pain he’s caused to children, he is glad his work has been seen over the globe.

He added: “I have mixed feels about the people who have done this. On one hand they have caused me nothing but trouble, but on the other hand as an artist I have a little sense of appreciation that my art piece has been seen across the world.”

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MOMO Is Dead! Japanese Artist Who Created 'Momo' Creepy Doll Said He 'Killed' Monster After Receiving Death Threats
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