Just a quick note on the chocolate Jesus controversy…
In case you haven’t heard, a 6-foot sculpture of an anatomically correct, chocolate Jesus was to debut Monday evening at the Lab Gallery inside ManhattanÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Roger Smith Hotel.
It was to remain on exhibit until Easter Sunday.
The galleryÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s creative director, Matt Semler, now says that the timing Ã¢â‚¬â€ exhibiting “My Sweet Lord” during Holy Week Ã¢â‚¬â€ was just a coincidence.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“WeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re obviously surprised by the overwhelming response and offense people have taken,Ã¢â‚¬? he said.
The gallery is considering its options, he said.
Sounds like the gallery was looking for some Holy Week publicity, but not this much. Semler must never have run into the Catholic League’s Bill Donohue, who pounces on this sort of thing.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s not just the ugliness of the portrayal, but the timing Ã¢â‚¬â€ to choose Holy Week is astounding,” Donohue said.