The president of the New York hotel that had planned to exhibit the life-size anatomically correct chocolate statue of Jesus in its gallery has cancelled the showing. The gallery’s art director resigned in protest, calling the reaction against the showing a “Christian fatwa,” which is laughable because a real fatwa from Muslims would have been a whole lot more than a call for a boycott. A Muslim fatwa based on an insult to Mohammed would have called for his head.
The six-foot sculpture was the victim of “a strong-arming from people who haven’t seen the show, seen what we’re doing,” Semler said. “They jumped to conclusions completely contrary to our intentions.”
What could their intentions possibly be that would counter the outrage? Like I said the other day, I’m beyond being shocked by these tendentious “artists”. Offending Christians by blaspheming Christ is old news; maybe they should try offending Muslims next. I’m sure they could get a big reaction from them.
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