The 3ft high gnomes were placed on a roundabout in Totnes, Devon, as a cheery greeting to visitors.
But the ornaments are causing heated arguments amongst residents, many of whom believe them to be tasteless and offensive. The gnomes have sparked such fury that there are even calls for the mayor to resign.
Meanwhile, supporters of the vivid blue decorations dismiss the complainers as humorless busybodies.
Guess someone's going to have to enter gnome man's land to resolve this one...
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