Watch in horror as people lick and bite a chocolate Benedict Cumberbatch statue

This is one of the least hygienic things we've ever seen.


Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Internet Culture

Published Apr 9, 2015   Updated May 29, 2021, 3:00 am CDT

This video of people eating a chocolate Benedict Cumberbatch statue is disturbing and unhygienic, and it should never have happened.

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UKTV created the statue to promote its new Drama channel. Apparently, because people seem to enjoy Benedict Cumberbatch and chocolate separately, UKTV thought a combination of the two would be even more popular.

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It was cool to see how the sculptors built the statue, but UKTV failed to predict the visceral horror of putting a life-size chocolate Cumberbatch in a crowded shopping mall.

Dogs were licking it. Humans were licking it. People were snapping pieces off in a display of blatant chocolate cannibalism. It was totally disgusting.


The resulting saliva-smeared free-for-all is a nightmare of inappropriate sexual overtones (grandmas licking Cumberbatch’s body!) and flat-out horror (children snapping off his fingers and eating them).

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UKTV, we are sending you our therapy bills.

Screengrab via UKTV/YouTube

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*First Published: Apr 9, 2015, 9:13 am CDT