You read that right. Jesus is too white.
And some victim of “white privilege” is suing the Metropolitan Museum of Art because Sebastiano Ricci chose to portray the Savior in a way he didn’t like.
Here’s the painting.
“Racist” paintings portraying Christ as an “Aryan” male should be removed from the walls of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Justin Renel Joseph argues in his Manhattan Supreme Court lawsuit.
The masterpieces are “offensive aesthetic whitewashing” of the reality that the Savior, as a native of the Middle Eastern region, had “black hair like wool and skin of bronze color,” says Joseph, 33, who is acting as his own lawyer.
Mr. Joseph is also a fool. He’s acting as his own lawyer.
He’s also a professional victim.
He says he suffered “personal stress” after viewing “The Holy Family with Angels” by Sebastiano Ricci; “The Resurrection” by Perugino; “The Miracle of the Loaves and Fishes” by Tintoretto; and “The Crucifixion” by Francesco Granacci.
They are especially offensive to him, he claims, because he himself has “black hair like wool and skin of bronze color.”
“The implication that someone who possesses physical features like the plaintiff could not be the important historical and public figure of Jesus Christ . . . caused the plaintiff to feel, among other things, rejected and unaccepted by society,” court papers say.
Mr. Joseph, you and people like you are “especially offensive” to me. And not because of your hair or your skin color. Because of your absolutely empty head and lack of anything that approaches “a life.”
Now I’ll note here that Jesus isn’t a “white guy.” He is Semitic, and He was a Jooooooooooo. Somehow I suspect that bothers Mr. Joseph too. But the greatest thing about Jesus is that He is the Son of God. He came to save ALL men and because of that He’s been portrayed in all colors down through the ages. And Mr. Joseph, if you understood just who Jesus is, you’d understand that it really doesn’t matter what color He’s painted in.
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