I do not advocate, any longer, the willful destruction or desecration, of another’s religious paraphernalia. I have to wonder, however, what would happened if it had been a picture of Muhammad instead of one for Christ?
On the show’s most recent installment, which aired Sunday, David urinates on a painting of Jesus Christ, causing a woman to believe the painting depicts Jesus crying.
Deal Hudson, author and publisher of InsideCatholic.com, said he doesn’t find any humor in the episode.
“I don’t think it’s funny,” Hudson told Foxnews.com. “Why is it that people are allowed to publicly show that level of disrespect for Christian symbols? If the same thing was done to a symbol of any other religions — Jewish or Muslim — there’d be a huge outcry. It’s simply not a level playing field.”
Hudson said an apology from the show’s producers and writing team should be issued.
“Somebody should ,” Hudson said. “When is it going to stop? When is common sense going to dictate that people realize this willingness of artists to do to Christianity what they would never do to Judaism or Islam?”
In a statement to Foxnews.com, HBO downplayed the controversy.
“Anyone who follows Curb Your Enthusiasm knows that the show is full of parody and satire,” the statement read. “Larry David makes fun of everyone, most especially himself. The humor is always playful and certainly never malicious.” (read the rest here)