NEW YORK’S METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART SUED FOR SHOWING PAINTINGS OF JESUS AS WHITE
A New York man has sued the city’s prestigious Metropolitan Museum of Art (locally referred to as “the Met”) for exhibiting paintings depicting Jesus as white, the New York Post is reporting.
Acting as his own attorney, 33-year-old Justin Renel Joseph filed court papers in Manhattan Supreme Court, alleging that four particular paintings on display at the Met caused him “personal distress.” Those four paintings are The Holy Family With Angels by Sebastiano Ricci, The Resurrection by Perugino, The Miracle of the Loaves and Fishes by Tintoretto, and The Crucifixion by Francesco Granacci.
Mr. Joseph, speaking to The Post, claimed that the “racist” paintings depicting an “Aryan” Jesus must be removed from the museum because they amount to an “extreme case of discrimination.”
“They completely changed his race to make him more aesthetically pleasing for white people. I’m suing a public venue which by the Civil Rights Act of 1964 can’t discriminate on a protected basis.”
In his filing, Mr. Joseph claimed that because he has “bronze skin” and “black hair of wool” like the historical Jesus, instead of the white Jesus in the paintings, he felt “excluded.”
“The implication that someone who possesses physical features like the plaintiff could not be the important historical and public figure
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