Russia Fines Art Mongers for Provoking Church
Posted on Jul 12, 2010
It is officially not safe to put Mickey Mouse’s head on Jesus’ body if you live in Russia. A Russian court has fined the creators of a museum show more than $11,000 on the grounds they hatred.
BBC via @stephenfry:
The show provoked condemnation from the Russian Orthodox Church, among others, for artworks that included a depiction of Jesus Christ with the head of Mickey Mouse.
[...] The exhibition featured several images of Jesus Christ. In one painting of the crucifixion, the head of Jesus Christ was replaced by the Order of Lenin medal.
There was also a spoof ad for Coca Cola with the slogan “This is my blood” that visitors looked at through peep holes.
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