Ok, I couldn’t resist.
Not only do I love chocolate, but I love good art controversy. Artist Cosimo Cavallaro has created 6-foot Jesus statue made out of milk chocolate and called it “My Sweet Lord” or “Sweet Jesus” that was to be put on display this Holy Week in an art gallery attached to the Roger Smith Hotel in New York City. The gallery director ended up pulling the piece, due to pressure from the public and the Catholic Archdiosese.
Here’s an interesting video with the artist, Cosimo Cavallaro, explaining his intent:
A representative from the Catholic League makes a comparison: Would the artist make a similar sculpture of Mohammed with his genitals exposed? “All those involved are lucky that angry Christians don’t react the way extremist Muslims do when they’re offended,” said Donahue, president of the Catholic League. Interesting comparison, although the threatening tone is a bit disturbing and representing Mohammed that way seems different. Is it different?
What do you think?