Crucimickey in an upscale Beijing mall

(Thanks, Kenneth!)

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  1. 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.

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

    1. 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.

  3. 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.

    1. The crucified Santa was a piece of art in Japan. The artist was making a comment about the holidays.

  4. 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.

    1. Mickey Jesus has taken off the gloves.

      “It’s clobberin’ time!”

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

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

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

  7. @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.

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