An art sculpture of "McJesus" - Jesus Christ modeled as Ronald McDonald - at Haifa Museum of Art in Israel has made Christians upset and angry.
Hundreds of Christians in the Middle Eastern country are protesting the offensive art, calling that it should be removed from the museum. McJesus, which is on display for months in Israel, was previously on display in other countries but there were no issues emerged at the time.
"This is a big insult"
Hundreds of Christians are angry about a "McJesus" sculpture in Israel pic.twitter.com/WI6k2JvEOr
— TicToc by Bloomberg (@tictoc) January 15, 2019
According to the authorities, rioters have thrown stones and a firebomb at the museum, opposing the art. The incident left three police officers wounded. The crowds were dispersed with tear gas and stun grenades.
According to museum's director Nissim Tal, the uproar was sudden. The protests reportedly sparked by visitors who posted photos of the exhibit online.
The McJesus display is meant to be a criticism of capitalism worship. The museum has hung a curtain over the entrance of the art sculpture amid protests. There is also a sign that says the artwork wasn't intended to offend people.
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