November 30, 2010
Prepare For Massive Christian Riots In 3... 2... 1...(Update)
No, wait. Christian don't riot over this stuff, so it is okay to offend them...
The Smithsonian Institution’s National Portrait Gallery is under fire for hosting an exhibit that is filled with homoerotic art, an image of Ellen DeGeneres grabbing her breasts and a video of Jesus on a crucifix covered in ants, outraging conservative leaders and prompting some Republican lawmakers to call for a congressional investigation.
If these "artists" really wanted to be daring and controversial, they'd create an ant-covered Quran exhibit. But the cowards take the path of least resistance and then applaud their own courage in the face of minuscule risk.
Update by SH:
Same link as above:
UPDATE: In a statement released on Tuesday, Martin Sullivan, director of The Smithsonian Institution's National Portrait Gallery, said a video depicting Jesus on a crucifix covered in ants will be removed from an exhibit at the museum.AIDS? Please, stop these BS excuses, it was meant to offend.
"I regret that some reports about the exhibit have created an impression that the video is intentionally sacrilegious," the statement read. "In fact, the artists's intention was to depict the suffering of an AIDS victim. It was not the museum's intention to offend[BS...ed]. We are removing the video today. The museum's statement at the exhibition's entrance, 'This exhibition contains mature themes,' will remain in place."