By Cory Doctorow at 1:38 am Tue, May 11, 2010
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Spanish ilustrator Rafa Iglesias exhibited this picture recently in Seville:
Disney is a religion? I can go with that.
Now, imagine that instead of Jesus it is Muhammad the one with the Mickey head…
@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.
So Uh, where is the outrage and death threats? oh I get it now, its not a bear costume!
I’m going to go with, er, what?
you know, its a water fountain.
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.
I like it. This is high kitsch.
So, where are the copyright police?
Somewhere, Ron English is giggling uncontrollably!
Mickey, what an asshole(?)
Wow…even South Park didn’t go this far! Priceless! @GraemeM haha yes…most definitely
This is an airheaded, ham-handed swipe at religion (and I guess capitalism too), and I am as irreligious as most people here.
And that’s a problem why?
Creepy! Too many fingers!
No cross, no Jesus.
Needs moar fountain.
He looks like he is doing the Ed Grimley dance.
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.
I wonder if this is a new Banksy piece…
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.
The crucified Santa was a piece of art in Japan. The artist was making a comment about the holidays.
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.
No gloves on the Jesus.
Somethin’s not right here…
Mickey Jesus has taken off the gloves.
“It’s clobberin’ time!”
(said in Aramaic, but with the high-pitched Mickey voice)
I heard this is actually a depiction of the Prophet, blessed be his beard.
While I appreciate it – the why and how that is in a mall is boggling me.
Ugly as hell. But Disney/Jesus/Mall/China is sort of priceless
I always suspected, but that explains a lot
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