Controversial Jesus Ken And Virgin Mary Barbie Exhibit Cancelled

October 8, 2014 | Marina Galperina

A cute Buenos Aires exhibit featuring Barbie dolls modified to resemble various religious figures, Catholic saints, and mythological characters has been cancelledreports the AFP

According to the gallery director, artists Marianela Perelli and Pool Paolini “were threatened by Argentine Catholic groups that were going to come the day of the opening” and “everything has been suspended for security reasons.”

Some Hindu leaders were not enthused by the “Barbie-fication of Kali.” The artists chose not to depict Muhammad to avoid wrath. The wrath came anyway, leaving the artists feeling bummed, “misunderstood” and “unfairly attacked.”

See the pieces from the show that never was here.