'Obama as Jesus' Painting Vs. Glenn Beck's 'Obama in Pee Pee': Which Is Worse? (VIDEO)

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obama glenn beckSo much for church and state. And so much for state and urine. A piece New York-based artist Michael D'Antuono painted -- that features President Obama depicted as Jesus Christ, complete with crown of thorns and "crucifixion position" -- recently went on display at Boston's Bunker Hill Community College Art Gallery. And, unsurprisingly, religious people are pissed. But you know who else is pissed? Political windbag pundit Glenn Beck. And I don't mean "pissed" as in "mad." I mean "pissed" as in he urinated into a jar with an Obama figurine and is selling it as art.

If you can't beat 'em, join 'em?

During his show on Tuesday, Beck -- in a side-splittingly hilarious way -- wanted to discuss the controversial painting and how, even though he disproves of it, he's for the First Amendment, which, essentially, makes the artist's piece "right." But Beck didn't want to just tell his audience his thoughts on the matter; he wanted his audience to experience his thoughts on the matter. So he put a figurine of Obama -- wearing an American flag, I might add -- into a jar; filled the jar with "urine"; called it art; gave it a name ("Obama in Pee Pee"); and is "selling" it on his site for $25,000. (Note: the "urine" is actually beer. But still.)

Not quite sure what Beck's audience -- or anybody for that matter -- is going to learn from this stunt. Or what the point of this is at all. I mean, it's not funny. (Sorry, but it's not.) And dunking the President in a jar of "urine" -- no matter what your views on him are -- kind of disrespectful.

If Beck genuinely wanted to have an intelligent discussion on this artist's piece, then he should have ditched the "ironic" blazer; the pipe; the idiotic French accent; and most of all, the "Obama in Pee Pee" stunt. If he thinks the piece is disrespectful, well, he just went and made it a whole lot worse. Fail.

What do you think of this?

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dirti... dirtiekittie

remember when art was paintings of beautiful landscapes, incredible sculptures of life and beauty and iconic characters of history, and handpainted clay pots and glassware passed down through the years?

what the hell happened?!

there's SOOOOO much crap today that is "art" and i'm told "if i have to explain to you why it's art, you just don't get it". no. it feels like "art" and "artists" today are just loose words for "people who want to make/paint/create bizarre, sometimes offensive things". i guess i'm just not 'cultured' enough to get it though. ho hum.

the4m... the4mutts

No matter what your views on jesus are, painting obama into his image I kinda disrespectful. THAT was the point. If you're honestly too dense to understand that, well... *shrug* I simply feel bad for you.

Claudine Wolk

Just curious, Don't you think that depicting Obama as Jesus Christ on the cross is kind of disrespectful, too? Either way, Beck is correct, the US Constitution says they both have the right to do it! BTW, an "artist" put a crucifix in urine and called it art in NYC not too long ago. I am sure Beck borrowed from that stunt.

Reepi... Reepicheep.CSL

So Christians should appreciate the art of the Obama painting but obama in pee is disrespectful?

Either both are forms of art and expression or both are disrespectful...you can't have it both ways.

Flori... Floridamom96

So any minute now you're going to express outrage and disgust at the piece of "art" funded by the NEA titled Piss Christ which is a crucifix (you know, Jesus Christ on a cross) in a jar of urine. I'll start holding my breath...

lulou lulou

Im confused here, he's a recovering alcoholic, what exactly was in that jar?

bills... billsfan1104

Of course when its done to your precious Obama, its disrespectful, but so-called artists can put monkey dung on our religious figures.

Beck was making a point. Sorry that it went over your head. No wonder you think that Obama depicted as Jesus is OK. Because that is how you see him.

power... powertothekids

i wouldnt care about the pee pee one but its that he is holding OUR FLAG that pissesme off[no pun intended]

Pinkmani Pinkmani

They're both bad. They are both rude. (Liberal woman speaking here) They are both tacky!

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