Happy Easter and the Controversy of the Chocolate Jesus

Chocolate Jesus
Your Own…Choc-o-late…Je-sus…

Nothing says Happy Easter to me quite like this fantastic sculpture of Jesus made entirely out of milk chocolate, which was lovingly crafted by Brooklyn-based artist Cosimo Cavallaro. A lot of ignorant, narrow minded, tight-ass religious conservatives have given Cosimo a hard time about the My Sweet Lord sculpture, as it is also known. Various Catholic organizations made a big enough stink about the planned gallery showing of the sculpture at the Roger Smith Hotel in Manhattan to completely shut the exhibit down. The hotel manager also spoke on CNN about receiving death threats (such a Christian way to behave) against him and his staff  if the sculpture was put on exhibit. Score another point for ill-informed zealots freaking out over something they know absolutely nothing about. Fortunately, this ludicrous uproar only got the artist and his beautiful homage to Jesus a ton of free publicity!

Art should not be censored!

Please visit Cosimo’s website, where you can see pictures of furniture and other stuff that he’s covered with melted cheese.

Cheese Room
Cheese Covered Room

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