On Tuesday, famed conservative commentator-talk show personality Glenn Beck offered an art piece which he calls “Obama in Pee Pee” - a toy-like piece depicting President Barack Obama in a jar of liquid that was initially alleged to be Glenn Beck’s urine as his response to artwork portraying President Barack Obama as Jesus Christ.
MSN reports that even though Beck said the liquid in the artwork was his own urine, it has been revealed that the liquid is actually beer.
Glenn Beck, on his radio show on Tuesday, said he doesn’t like artwork created by Michael D’Antuono which is basically a portrayal of President Barack Obama as Jesus Christ in crucifix formation. Even though Beck doesn’t like the artwork which is now on display at Bunker Hill Community College Art Gallery, he does support D’Antuono’s First Amendment right to freely create and display his creation.
Beck was quoted as saying:
Art is in the eye of the beholder, and this guy has a right to do this. I think it’s offensive. I don’t think it’s close to reality, but whatever floats your boat. I support his right to do exactly that. I agree with him that people who are upset should not trump his right to be able to do it and be able to hang it wherever he wants – as long as it’s wanted there.
While “Obama as Jesus” is wanted at Bunker Hill Community College, Beck’s “Obama in Pee-Pee” isn’t wanted on Ebay. The Beck work of art was posted on Ebay for $25,000 to raise money for a charity but rejected on Wednesday morning by Ebay. The site’s reason for rejecting the Beck item is that they do not permit items that include bodily waste. Yet, it has been reported that the alleged urine of Beck isn’t his bodily waste at all.
Prior to its removal from Ebay, the highest bid was at $11,000.
The primary source of this article is MSNBC.