Blond Jesus Has Plaintiff Seeing Red
By admin on Dec 11, 2015 | In Visual Arts
A man is suing the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the City of New York over artistic depictions of Jesus that represent Christianity's most revered personage as a fair skinned blond.
According to the lawsuit filed in a New York court by plaintiff Justin Renel Joseph, such depictions on display in the museum are "anti-Semitic, racist and offensive." The complaint maintains that Jesus, a man of Hebrew descent living in the Middle East at that time, "would not be genetically disposed to possess such features."
Citing the First Amendment and the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Mr. Joseph is asking the court to order that the artworks be removed from public display.
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