NEW YORK (AP) — A planned Holy Week exhibition of a nude, anatomically correct chocolate sculpture of Jesus Christ was canceled Friday amid complaints from Catholics, including Cardinal Edward Egan.
The “My Sweet Lord” display was shut down by the hotel that houses the Lab Gallery in Manhattan, said Matt Semler, the gallery’s creative director. Semler said he resigned after officials at the Roger Smith Hotel shut down the show.
This is a strange article to break a blog fast with, but I can’t help it. I can’t help but wonder what would have happened if Cavallaro (the artist) had chosen Mohammad for his subject? My guess is he felt safer using “the Prince of Peace” than the Muslim Prophet…wonder why?