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Controversial Painting Depicts President Obama as Crucified Jesus Christ

First actor and singer Jamie Foxx spouted some nonsense about how President Obama was “our lord and savior” at the Soul Train Awards, and now we learn that an artist has crystallized that misguided sentiment in a painting.

The painting, by Michael D’Antuono, depicts President Barack Obama as a crucified Jesus, and is on display at Bunker Hill Community College Art Gallery. 

Ironically, the painting is called “Truth”, and shows Obama with his arms outstretched and a crown of thorns upon his head.

The painting was originally scheduled to be first showcased in New York, but that showing was canceled because of power outages

“I always regretted cancelling my exhibit in New York because I feel my First Amendment rights should override someone’s hurt feelings,” D’Antuono told Fox News. “We should celebrate the fact that we live in a country where we are given the freedom to express ourselves.”

D’Antuono says he doesn’t agree with critics who call his display blasphemous, and says the exhibition has given him the freedom to be right or wrong.

“The crucifixion of the president was meant metaphorically,” he said. “My intent was not to compare him to Jesus.”

D’Antuono said his painting is only controversial because conservatives are trying to ” promote the idea that liberals believe the president to literally be our savior.”

The artist says that many of the messages he has received in response to his painting have been “anything but Christ-like.”

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  4. sadly, this is exactly how black people see Obama, ITS SICKENING!

  5. Donna White-Iglesias

    Check who covered the story "FOXNEWS", now they have the nerve to question this artist intentions…..What were Fox News intentions when they covered the conservatives & republicans while they depicted images of Obama being lynched. I see it as being more political than religious, only thing in this picture that bears a likeness within an crucifixion is the crown of thorns. Other than that he is opening curtains, with the white house seal in the background. I don't see any signs of a cross, blood stigmata, no nails, he is fully clothe and covered I don't see it at all. More than a crown of thorns has to be present for me to call it a crucifixion.

  6. I can see where the artist is going with this BUT it's really not needed. The conservative right will only see what they want to see. I know they crucify Obama at every turn and that's what I see here. Not equating him to Jesus or a savior give me a break. We really don't need to stir the pot. They can hate all they want he's won his second term and now he can take the gloves OFF!

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  8. In a way, Pres. Obama is being crucified by the Media, Right-wing Conservatives, Tea Party, thoes who want to seceed from the U.S., and poor whites who can Not Accept an African-American as the President of the U.S. They criticize everything he does and/or says; example Susan Rice!

  9. Donna White-Iglesias

    I agree with the artist this is not blasphemous, for the simple fact there's no cross present. The only likeness to the crucifixion is the crown of thorns……I had to share to my "Truth" page. Ironically, the painting is called “Truth”, and shows Obama with his arms outstretched and a crown of thorns upon his head. Has nothing to do with the crucifixion.

  10. Dawolu Jabari Anderson

    Unfortunately there exists an atmosphere in which some Negros do in fact make those comparisons. When Obama 1st took office some delusional black folks would actually make messianic comparisons, just as some deranged white folks compared him to the anti-Christ. The fact that many black people will defend Obama unconditionally reveals a type of fanaticism. Any criticism categorizes you with the like of Galileo being guilty of committing hater heresy.