Pagans are not happy about an enormous Homer Simpson painted near an ancient image.

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PAGANS have pledged to perform “rain magic” to wash away cartoon character Homer Simpson who was painted next to their famous fertility symbol – the Cerne Abbas giant.

A doughnut-brandishing Homer Simpson was painted next to the giant on the hill above Cerne Abbas, Dorset, to promote the new Simpsons film.

The 17th century chalk outline of the naked, sexually aroused, club-wielding giant is believed by many to be a symbol of ancient spirituality.

Many couples also believe the 180ft carving aids fertility.

Ann Bryn-Evans, joint Wessex district manager for The Pagan Federation, said: “It’s very disrespectful and not at all aesthetically pleasing."

The painted Simpsons character has been painted with water-based biodegradable paint which will wash away as soon as it rains. 

Bryn-Evans noted,  "We were hoping for some dry weather but I think I have changed my mind."

She added: "I’m amazed they got permission to do something so ridiculous. It’s an area of scientific interest."

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