NYC cancels chocolate nude Jesus show

Posted by in Chocolate News on March 31 2007 | Leave A Comment

Chocolate JesusYes, 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…)

According to the BBC, sculptor Cosimo Cavallaro has not ruled out eating the sculpture himself, although it is not known if he intends to start by biting the ears off. Or something else.

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  1. He could have bitten the chocolate genitals off thereby creating an art moment and solving the problem, all at once.