Street Art Depicting Kanye West As Jesus Christ Being Crucified Is Guaranteed To Infuriate Conservatives

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There are few quicker ways to piss off conservative members of our society than by making a mockery of their religion, especially on Easter weekend. Add Yeezus to the mix and nonsense like this begins to occur.

Yesterday (Good Friday), a new piece of street art appeared in Los Angeles depicting rapper Kanye West as Jesus Christ being crucified on the cross. A message accompanying the image read “The new messiah?,” but offered no insight as to who first brought the image to life. You can view the image, courtesy of someone with a smartphone, below:

Kanye West appears to be the inspiration behind a piece of festive street art in Los Angeles

Within hours of the image first being shared online it began being picked up by blogs and media outlets alike. As soon as that began to happen, a wave of digital rage began to plow through the sites sharing the image from people protesting the idea that it is okay to replace the image of Christ with Kanye. We don’t particularly care either way, but it is worth mentioning that whoever created this little piece of media did a fantastic job of capturing the likeness of Yeezus without getting lost in detail.

Kanye 2

Is there controversy here? To be honest, I don’t think so. This is not the first time a rapper has been likened to Christ, nor is it the first time a rapper has appeared being crucified. Take a few moments and revisit this clip from Nas if you need a refresher:

With Easter still a day away it is likely you will see this image making the rounds online for hours, if not days to come. Do you feel there is anything wrong with this art? Sound off in the comments and let us know your thoughts.

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  • XBlueCollarHardcoreX

    Liberals can be believers as well… No?

  • Kriston McConnell

    I’m a liberal and I find it upsetting. I think generally speaking, religious conservatives tend to freak out more about anything religion or Christ-related. I just think it’s ignorance.

  • HaulixJames

    Did not mean to infer they could not. As kriston points out below, it was more playing into the stereotype that they tend to blow things out of proportion. A cheap joke, but a joke nonetheless

  • XBlueCollarHardcoreX

    I got ya. I’m just playing a little “devil’s advocate”. I understand where that stereotype comes from, but it’s disappointing some would get so worked up. As a Christian, I could care less and it feel that’s the way it should be. It would be so worthless for a Christian to get worked up about something like this, but Murphy’s Law will prevail.