(Thanks, Kenneth!)

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32 Responses to “Crucimickey in an upscale Beijing mall”

  1. Anonymous says:

    Spanish ilustrator Rafa Iglesias exhibited this picture recently in Seville:

    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_JIE_t8bFgzc/S2cjHazj3QI/AAAAAAAABNg/cq7uSRrvGJI/s1600-h/rafa+iglesias.jpg

  2. GraemeM says:

    Disney is a religion? I can go with that.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Now, imagine that instead of Jesus it is Muhammad the one with the Mickey head…

  4. littlebone says:

    @benher: Thank you for the Ron English reference. I’d never heard of him; but what a fun learning experience it was, looking him up.

  5. Anonymous says:

    So Uh, where is the outrage and death threats? oh I get it now, its not a bear costume!

  6. adwkiwi says:

    I’m going to go with, er, what?

  7. Anonymous says:

    you know, its a water fountain.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/frankyu/4594919415/

    frankyu

  8. loonquawl says:

    Many celebrities are known to do advertising work in Asia that has little visibility here, so i am not surprised.

    Whether or not it is really Jesus wearing that mask remains to be determined – after all, skinny, scantily clad people spreadeagling are not always in the business of salvation.

  9. Alex_M says:

    I like it. This is high kitsch.

  10. KBert says:

    So, where are the copyright police?

  11. benher says:

    Somewhere, Ron English is giggling uncontrollably!

  12. bellhalla says:

    Mickey, what an asshole(?)

  13. joemoded says:

    Wow…even South Park didn’t go this far! Priceless! @GraemeM haha yes…most definitely

  14. Anonymous says:

    Surreal.

  15. Anonymous says:

    This is an airheaded, ham-handed swipe at religion (and I guess capitalism too), and I am as irreligious as most people here.

  16. Anonymous says:

    Creepy! Too many fingers!

  17. Anonymous says:

    No cross, no Jesus.

  18. Glossolalia Black says:

    Needs moar fountain.

  19. Suburbancowboy says:

    He looks like he is doing the Ed Grimley dance.

    • Felton says:

      True. Not a cross in sight. He looks like he’s nailed to the side of the escalators. Also, is he dancing in a pentagram?

      That said, I think we could use more images of Jesus lightening up and dancing for a change.

  20. Anonymous says:

    I wonder if this is a new Banksy piece…

  21. technogeek says:

    I can’t see the hands here well enough to tell whether this sculpture is supposed to be crucified or just dancing with arms raised.

    Goes along with the crucified Santa Claus that a friend reported. I don’t know whether it’s imperfect translation of culture, or deliberate cognative dissonance as a better-established tradition.

    I suspect that a culture with a polytheistic tradition is less hung up on specific symbols always being presented the same way, but that’s just a guess.

  22. Felton says:

    Of course, this is Mickey Jesus, so at least we have a more somber Mickey. Maybe this will spawn a new religion in which Mickey died for our sins.

  23. PKjim says:

    No gloves on the Jesus.

    Somethin’s not right here…

    • Felton says:

      Mickey Jesus has taken off the gloves.

      “It’s clobberin’ time!”

      (said in Aramaic, but with the high-pitched Mickey voice)

  24. Anonymous says:

    I heard this is actually a depiction of the Prophet, blessed be his beard.

  25. SFedor says:

    While I appreciate it – the why and how that is in a mall is boggling me.

  26. verde says:

    Ugly as hell. But Disney/Jesus/Mall/China is sort of priceless

  27. Dewi Morgan says:

    Want.

  28. jfrancis says:

    I always suspected, but that explains a lot

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