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I have seen many of these. Japanese have a running list of pictures of women being hugged by cephs.
Maybe it has to do with the John Cusack movie Better Off Dead. He's talking to the girl while she throws oranges at a speed limit sign. She says that the neighbor she is staying with as a foreign exchange student (she's French) won't keep his te_tacles off her (she uses and 's' in the blank. Lane Meyer is horrified and she explains "...how you say...? ....Octopus?" To which he nearly yells "Tentacles! Tentacles! N-t! Big Difference!"