A British female mayor who dressed up in a sausage costume to welcome the Olympic torch to her town was ridiculed by residents who mistook her outfit for a giant penis.
Jill Makinson-Sanders, the mayor of Louth, northern England, wore the novelty sausage costume to promote her town's famous meat product but seemed unaware of the suggestive nature of her attire.
"So far the response has been very welcoming," she told the Grimsby Telegraph.
The 61-year-old mayor was trying to get protected status for Lincolnshire sausages, but her efforts were met with derision by locals.
One Louth resident wrote on Twitter, "How funny, our only ever chance of seeing the Olympic torch has been ruined by our penis outfit wearing mayor! #Louth"
Another Twitter user wrote, "She looks like a giant penis handing out porn flyers."
However, local resident Mary Carter, 67, approved of the outfit. "Good for her," she told the paper. "The Lincolnshire sausage should be protected."