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Thursday, 25 September 2014

"The Plastic Religion"

It isn't disrespectful, you know, because...art.
[One silly artist manque] and [another one] created a set of boxed dolls designed to represent various religious figures that will be on display in an exhibition named "Barbie, The Plastic Religion" in Buenos Aires on October 11.
"If there's a Barbie doctor, a teacher and a police officer, why shouldn't there be a Virgin of Lujan Barbie?[......] We respect all traditions and religions but our work is intended to pay homage to these figures. We don't intend to offend any religion."
[Thing One] and [Thing Two] have 33 dolls in the collection that represent religious figures from Catholicism, Judaism and Buddhism but they decided against creating a Ken Doll in Muhammad's image. The duo took to Facebook to announce that they respect the Islam culture too much to create one.
Got that?
Making plastic dolls into images of revered religious figures is not disrespectful.
But the "artists" wouldn't do that to Muhammad out of respect.

In other news, the Oklahoma Civic Center is available for Koran burnings, right?

[Edited - I see no reason to use these silly peoples' names and  enhance their googlebility. Will hte Seuss estate allow the use of "Thing One" and "Thing Two" or are they as fierce as Mattel?]

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