Christian students were upset, but remained peaceful after Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey displayed a piece of art with Jesus on a dartboard inside of the Art Library on Voorhees Mall.
According to The Blaze, the piece was titled “Vitruvian Man” and featured Jesus Christ “nailed” to the board with four darts.
The piece of 'art' was eventually removed after students complained, but not due to the offensive nature of the work.
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Jessica Pellien, director of communications at Rutgers University Libraries told NJ.com that the piece was removed because “it did not meet Rutgers University Libraries policy, which requires art exhibitions and their pieces to be based on university events, curricular offerings and topics of interest to the university community.”
After the Jesus-related 'art' was moved from its prominent spot near the circulation desk to a lower shelf of a concealed display case it was removed all together.
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There has been debate on whether the art could in fact symbolize the way Jesus was treated instead of having no purpose except to be offensive.
Regardless, those who believe in free speech should not have called for the removal of the artwork despite its offensiveness. It's just hypocritical to do so.
Now, can you imagine what would have happened if the art mocked the Muslim prophet Muhammad?
The artist probably wouldn't even had considered making it out of fear of a violent backlash or being called a 'racist' (even though Muslims are not a race), a 'xenophobe' or 'Islamophobic'.