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Students Ask Kelly Latimore’s Painting of Jesus To Be Removed From the University

26.11.2021
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Kelly Latimore’s Painting of Jesus

Students of the Catholic University of America created a petition demanding to eradicate the painting of two colored people from their campus. 

The author of the painting Kelly Latimore repeated the famous Michelangelo’s work, Mama. But many people noted that Jesus’ facial features were very similar to Floyd’s (an African-American man who died during an arrest in Minneapolis on May 25, 2020. His death provoked mass protests and riots in the U.S. which were conducted by the movement Black Lives Matter).

Later, Kelly wrote in her social networks confirming that she really depicted Floyd. The painting was blessed and consecrated by the director of the campus ministry, Fr. Jude. By November 23, more than 1,000 students supported the petition. According to them, Jesus was depicted numerous times with different skin tones, but he was always portrayed as Jesus, the sinless God’s son. But no one has ever portrayed Christ as any particular person. Now, one of the authors of the petition began to receive threats.

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