Yes, you read the headline right. I’m not making this up.
The Lab Gallery in Manhattan has had to cancel plans to exhibit a life-size, nude sculpture of Jesus made entirely out of dark chocolate after complaints from the local catholic community.
Cardinal Edward Egan called the scultpure “a sickening display”, but the gallery’s artistic director Matt Semler accused critics of “jumping to conclusions”.
Interestingly, most of the fuss appears to be around the fact that Jesus’s chocolate genitals would be on display to small children. (Now there’s a sentence I never thought I’d have to type…)