Town council removes Looney Tunes Jesus artwork from prestigious prize exhibition

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2024/07/10/town-council-removes-looney-tunes-jesus-artwork-from-prestigious-prize-exhibition.html

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Contributed by Allan Rose Hill

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Goofy is not a Looney Tune. Put it back up.

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Jesus Barbra Streisand Speaks to the Daughters of Jerusalem.”

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I initially thought this might be a sneaky way to provide cover for a decision motivated by Christianity, but the mayor is Muslim. Still, this is a decision motivated by religious belief, not law. I don’t know if Australia has separation of church and state, so I have no idea how defensible this is.

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nice touch with the “holy ghost”. (“spooky, the tuff little ghost” lest i’m mistaken)

(“Oh shiny A.I. on the wall, make for me The Passion Play ala Tex Avery”)

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Feels like a fun response to this would be a contest for art depicting the mayor.

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“The Christian Messiah and the Muslim Messiah Jesus has no connection to the cartoon character Goofy,” Liverpool mayor Ned Mannoun said in a statement.

“Who are three people who have never been in my kitchen, Alex?”

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I thought it was Pluto. The son of dog.

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Philjames said he was “absolutely happy to put safety” but

But where was he happy to put it?

ARH needs to pay a bit more attention to his drafts before publishing them.

Nonsense, god (therefore jesus) is everywhere, therefore even in Pluto/Goofy.

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Tis a bit of a silly thing to get too up in arms about.

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Is that actually supposed to be Goofy? If so the facial structure, teeth and nose color are all wrong.

Seems like no one has respect for character model sheets anymore.

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What’s next? Will the Loony Tunes characters be excluded from exhibitions at Natural History museums as well?

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Glad to see we’ve come so far since Piss Christ! /s (Did I do that right?! )

This all makes me miss Sister Wendy.