We suspect that most girls in their early teens already think of David Beckham as Jesus, but an artist in the UK recently painted that image onto canvas.
The painting was so controversial that police showed up to the the Johnny Cotter Gallery where it was hanging, said they had received complaints that the painting was offensive, and told the artist, Artis M Cotter, to take it down.
Artis insists that the painting is not meant to offend Christians, but rather make people think about what the world “worships” in the 21st century.
“This is not an anti-Christian painting. The point of it is to question who we worship in the 21st century. Is it God or is it people like David Beckham or reality TV stars who get paid millions and are looked up to. I chose Beckham because he is a modern day icon and known the world over. I am commenting on the cult of modern day celebrity.”
“I have had complaints but they are outnumbered by the people who have admired it,” he added.
We want to know what Dave thinks about it!!
[Image via Daily Mail.]
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