An exhibit featuring 33 one-of-a-kind religious Barbies has been cancelled due to death threats. Although this doesn't come as too much of a shock considering how touchy a subject matter religion is, the creativity behind the religious Barbies is something that would have been appreciated better in person.
The uproar is due to a misunderstanding, according to the artists, Emiliano Paolini and Marianela Perelli: "The true message of our work was mutilated by magazines and television. That’s a shame. The media is killing our art." While questions of taste and faith have been raised by Argentine Catholic Priests, Italian Bishops and Hindu Clerics, the religious Barbies were created as "additional portrayals in the canon of religious iconography," Beautiful Decay writes. The religious Barbies represent Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism and Argentine folk religion.
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