Giant Crisco and Detroit Joe Louis Fist

Fox News Doesn’t Get Detroit Fisting Joke, Becomes Butt Of Many Jokes

When the fine people of Detroit woke up on Thursday morning, they saw something peculiar. Sitting in front of their beloved giant sculpture of the late boxer Joe Louis’ fist was a giant can of Crisco.

The Crisco can was created by Detroit artist Jerry Vile. The artist called the giant Crisco can “gesture of sympathy” and a “magical Vessel of Hope” to help “ease the pain of Detroit’s bankruptcy.”

The giant can sat in front of the fist for five hours while the news crew at Fox News attempted to figure out what a Giant Crisco Can and a Giant Fist have in common. Other news agencies quickly pointed out that the “event” was an “elaborate and dirty joke.”

Fox News, rather than understanding the joke, posted a picture of the Fist on its Facebook page along with the following note:

“Local artist Jerry Vile has created something he calls “Vessel of Hope”. He hopes it may in someway ease the pain of having the Detroit bankruptcy shoved into our faces. Can anyone explain what this means???”

The team at Queerty were the first to make fun of Fox News, writing, “Let us start by saying this fist was not aimed at your face in the first place. You were facing the wrong direction when you took the photo…”

Hours after the photo was posted, Fox News officials finally realized that they had become the butt of jokes in Detroit. Pun totally intended.

By 2 pm, city officials in Detroit removed the giant can of Crisco, leaving the fist alone and probably feeling a bit violated. The city’s officials called the can of Crisco “abandoned property.”

With that being said, keep in mind that somewhere in a Detroit warehouse, officials are currently attempting to figure out what they can do with a giant Crisco can.

Giant Crisco Can In Detroit

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