Larry David is under fire for a scene in last Sunday’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm” in which some urine got onto a painting of Jesus. Well, not literally under fire. People aren’t shooting at him. Yet. This bring’s Christianity’s streak of getting worked up over something that’s really not worth the effort to 785,893 consecutive days .
“I don’t think it’s funny,” [Deal] Hudson [of InsideCatholic.com] told Foxnews.com. “Why is it that people are allowed to publicly show that level of disrespect for Christian symbols? If the same thing was done to a symbol of any other religions — Jewish or Muslim — there’d be a huge outcry.” [Foxnews]
You mean like how every bad guy in a Hollywood film is a Muslim terrorist? Is that better or worse?
Anyway, the story has other quotes of outrage and demands for an apology, and HBO defended David’s right to create satire, but let’s keep in mind that this wasn’t ACTUAL urine on Jesus. It’s not like the real Larry David filmed himself urinating directly onto a depiction of Christ. It was fictional splashback. This is like writing into “Law & Order” and demanding that they stop murdering so many people.
UPDATE: Video of the clip below (thanks to commenter CrabApple).
I want more like this!
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