Oh goody, more blasphemous art

A museum in Colorado is showing an exhibit of really crappy art, and if you look real close you'll see Jesus getting a blow job, supposedly. I can't quite make it out, but some loser with a computer, aka the Catholic League, has complained that Jesus is defiled.  LOL, defile me baby, oh , yeah, defile me.    

pic of the whole thing is here, the last panel is the smutty culprit. 

 About 50 people with no lives turned out to protest.

“It disgraces the God of all creation.” sez Linda King.

“We don’t think our savior should be put in those kind of poses,”sez Steven Gregory “I love art, but this isn’t art.”

I agree that's a terrible pose for a blow job, it looks like he's sticking it in the guys ear. That'll never work.
It is art though, just like what your first grader makes in art class, which by the look of it is where this came from. You just say nice things about it, don't try to figure out what they were trying to describe. Whoops, too late, Susan already went there:

Susan Ison, the city's director of cultural services, said ... Chagoya was attempting to describe his "midlife crisis" in the piece. 
"It's very complex," said Ison. "I really can't describe simply what he's trying to get at."

Mmmm, grant money?

The right wing is all angry and shooting at their feet, too. A particularly nasty commenter at that first link rants that

3. You’ll never see any of these “artists” do anything remotely similar to Muhammad.

and some idiot with a blog even made a post called well-thank-god-it-isnt-muhammad.  Ummm, guys, that kneeling beardo with his head on fire? with the piggy hookers? That's muhammad, dumbasses.   I know, this information is hidden away in books, but at least pay attention when the Teevee gives you your hating orders. 

“It is visual profanity,” said art gallery owner Linda King, in an interview with the Loveland Reporter-Herald. “It disgraces the God of all creation.”

She's wrong. It's not visual profanity.  This is visual profanity.


MargaritadelNorte said...

Excellent post! So funny on so many levels.

uzza said...

Thank you.
(I was gonna say it in sign language, but you can't use the font in comments. discrimination!)

Marzie said...

Uzza darling, you continue to be the bomb.

It's sad that art continues to be so stunningly effective at provoking the public and evoking discourse.