Chocolate Jesus statue, should it stay or go?

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  • April 3, 2007 at 7:19 pm #495479 Back to Top REPORT
    bowhunter-69
    Bowhunter-69

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    Should the exhibit of a Jesus statue created out of chocolate
    have been allowed to continue, on display?

    Should it have been melted down, & fed to children., and forgotten?

    As much as I like art and fancy sweets,
    I’m Not keen on this type o religious display, even at Easter.

    Chocolate Jesus Show Canceled Gallery Told to Shut Down Chocolate Jesus Display; Catholic Cardinal Called It ‘Sickening’
    “My Sweet Lord,” a chocolate statue by artist Cosimo Cavallaro of a naked Jesus hangs at Ranier Sculpture Casting studio Thursday, March 29, 2007 in New York.

    NEW YORK Mar 30, 2007 (AP)— A planned Holy Week exhibition of a nude, anatomically correct chocolate sculpture of Jesus Christ was canceled Friday amid a choir of complaining Catholics that included Cardinal Edward Egan.

    The “My Sweet Lord” display was shut down by the hotel that houses the Lab Gallery in midtown Manhattan, said Matt Semler, the gallery’s creative director. Semler said he submitted his resignation after officials at the Roger Smith Hotel shut down the show.

    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.”

    But word of the confectionary Christ infuriated Catholics, including Egan, who described it as “a sickening display.” Bill Donohue, head of the watchdog Catholic League, said it was “one of the worst assaults on Christian sensibilities ever.”

    The hotel and the gallery were overrun Thursday with angry phone calls and e-mails about the exhibit. Semler said the calls included death threats over the work of artist Cosimo Cavallaro, who was described as disappointed by the decision to cancel the display.

    “In this situation, the hotel couldn’t continue to be supportive because of a fear for their own safety,” Semler said.

    The sculpture was to debut Monday evening, the day after Palm Sunday and just four days before Roman Catholics mark the crucifixion of Jesus Christ on Good Friday. The final day of the exhibit was planned for Easter Sunday.

    The artwork was created from more than 200 pounds of milk chocolate, and features Christ with his arms outstretched as if on an invisible cross. Unlike the typical religious portrayal of Christ, the Cavallaro creation does not include a loincloth.

    Cavallaro is best known for his quirky work with food as art: Past efforts include repainting a Manhattan hotel room in melted mozzarella, spraying five tons of pepper jack cheese on a Wyoming home, and festooning a four-poster bed with 312 pounds of processed ham.

    Chas

    April 29, 2010 at 4:09 am #511275 Back to Top REPORT
    ironmaiden
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    :D
    April 29, 2010 at 4:11 am #511276 Back to Top REPORT
    aoudad
    aoudad

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    :D

    #-o

    April 29, 2010 at 4:12 am #511277 Back to Top REPORT
    ironmaiden
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    :D

    #-o[/quote:36il3gcn]

    :^O

    April 29, 2010 at 4:31 am #511278 Back to Top REPORT
    fats
    Fats

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    Man… you had me confused for a bit!

    :^O :^O :^O :^O :^O

    April 29, 2010 at 10:35 am #511279 Back to Top REPORT
    rather-b-hunting
    Rather B. Hunting

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    milk or dark chocolate?
    Last one out turn off the lights!
    April 29, 2010 at 12:59 pm #511280 Back to Top REPORT
    nippers
    Nippers

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    OMG Gary :^O #-o

    had me wondering :oops:

    April 29, 2010 at 3:32 pm #511281 Back to Top REPORT
    statedriller
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    The end is near....
    April 30, 2010 at 3:42 pm #511282 Back to Top REPORT

    Creepingdeath2

    Joined: 3/22/2009
    Chocolate Jesus?

    SWEET![/size:3nke1cf9]

    Probably a lot more tasty than that plain cracker and grape juice stuff ;)

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