The following is a clip from Glenn's TV show yesterday.
(Editor’s note: The video above features Beck’s radio segment from Wednesday morning, discussing the eBay incident.)
If you ever used the term “whiz kid” to refer to Glenn Beck, you now have him pegged.
The media giant is reacting to controversy over a painting of
President Obama resembling Jesus Christ on a crucifix by putting a
bobblehead doll of President Obama into a container of what appeared to
“I like to call this ‘Flobama,’” Beck said with a false French
accent, as he played the role of a freedom-loving artist expressing
himself on his television program Tuesday evening.
He titled his artwork, “Obama in Pee Pee” and put a price tag of
$25,000 on it. Ebay has since pulled the item, despite the proceeds
slated for charity.
“I have been working on a masterpiece. I have been working on
something for quite a while,” Beck clowned. “When I say quite a while, I
mean all day, small little doses all day. I drank a lot of water when I
A note on Beck’s website the Blaze
explained: “Beck decided that submerging an Obama ‘bobblehead’ doll in
urine (later revealed to be completely fake) was necessary to convey his
artistic message. He of course realizes this will be controversial and
that many will find his use of the Obama figurine to be disrespectful.
The idea, for Beck however, is not to be untoward, but through irony, to
highlight the hypocrisy of those who would shout in defiance at
defacing the image of a sitting U.S. president, but not that of an image
so sacred to Christianity – the world’s largest religion.”
Beck also intended his artwork to highlight the hypocrisy of those who complain about demeaning Islam’s Prophet Muhammad.
“If his image were defaced in the same way as Christ’s has been so
many times, the backlash could indeed be deadly and the ‘artist’ in
question pursued by U.S. law enforcement (as was the case for the
creators of the YouTube video ‘Innocence of Muslims’),” noted the Blaze.
had singled out the artwork titled “Truth,” by Michael D’Antuono, which
features Obama depicted as Jesus, wearing a crown of thorns, being
Public outrage prevented the work from being displayed in New York
four years ago, but it is now in display at the Bunker Hill Community
College Art Gallery in Boston, as part of a larger exhibit called
“Artists on the Stump – the Road to the White House 2012.”
It’s scheduled to remain on display through Dec. 15.
D’Antuono has said his “First Amendment rights should override
someone’s hurt feelings” and that “we should celebrate the fact that we
live in a country where we are given the freedom to express ourselves.”