Italian Gay Bar Caught In Controversy Over NSFW Depiction Of The Last Supper

Photo: DiverCity (Facebook)

An gay bar in Italy has found itself the subject of controversy after using a racy, gay reinterpretation of Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper to promote an event. 

The LGBT group DiverCity, used the alternate version of da Vinci's painting to promote Caffe Verdi’s Easter Thursday, in Salerno.

In the poster, Jesus is shirtless and covered with tattoos, and is surrounded by amorous, scantily clad men.

One disciples appears to be receiving oral sex under the table.

 

 

The poster has caused quite an uproar on social media, as well as locally in town. Many have claimed the bar/promoters acted in "bad taste."

According to Gay Star News, the deputy coordinator of Forza Italia’s Salerno branch immediately called for the event to be cancelled, out of respect for the local Christian community.

Said Forza Italia’s Fabio Mammone:

"The organizers are neither blasphemous, nor “alternative” but simply misplaced and disrespectful."

Others vented their frustrations online.

One person wrote: 

"Given the reactions of your own customers, you should quit."

In response, Caffe Verdi issued the following statement:

"We can not remain silent in front of the multiple media attacks and print media also came to our activities in the past few hours.

"Like any business, we respect secularism and freedom of expression of each and all!

"Our doors are always open to all, without distinction of race, sex or religion."

H/T: Gay Star News

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Jesus obviously had a 24 HR Fitness membership. 

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Love it! I want one!

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What is bad taste is every religion imposing their dogma on everyone, and depicting Jesus as WHITE. That is offensive. 

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Every culture depicts Jesus as one of their own. European culture is no  different.

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It could be more artistic. )

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how can I obtain a poster  please let me know

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PJ

Yes I do agree in bad taste however  it is a sign of  the church It has placed a bad taste in the months of the entire world by the holier than thou behaviorism of the clergy 

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It seems to be working pretty well. I hope the business gets their euro's worth from this!

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means nothing to me

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I think  it is awful.  I don't believe for a minute all those men have time to stay waxed like that!

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The picture is meant to shock and get people to think about religion.

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Well, I do think that all these efforts to abuse them are a bit bullying, perhaps, but let's just call a spade a spade: it IS kinda in bad taste.  They of course have a right to do whatever they want, including something tasteless, but just because you "can" do something doesn't mean you "should." I just think it's in bad taste, and too much has already been made of it, frankly.

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Of course it's in bad taste. Most gay humor has usually been in bad taste. If you lived in the country where everything was so dictated by that church you might not have such a starched rectum and then able to see the humor in it

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It is not meant to be in any kind of taste-good, bad, indifferent; it is simply an alternate perception of an event focused on 13 men. Jesus never looked hotter! I think the owners' response is apt.

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