Yup, this is a Barbie and Ken version of Jesus and the Virgin Mary

Want this Barbie for dinner, every meal, in-between snack also –every time is the right time for this miracle food

Metro

Pic shows: Barbie Virgin Divine Providence was created by artists Pool and Marianela.nnTwo Argentinian artists are refusing to back down despite massive criticism after they turned Barbie dolls into the Virgin Mary and her boyfriend Ken into a crucified version of Jesus Christ complete with cross, putting them in special Mary and Jesus boxes for a new exhibition.nnThey also created a Barbie version of Difunta Correa, revered as a saint in the country even though she's not officially recognised by the Catholic Church, and also packaged in her own box, as well as 31 other variations from Christian religious teachings.nnDifunta was in Argentinian woman who died while trying to reach her sick husband. She had been carrying her infant child with her and although her body was only found several days later the child was still alive in what is regarded as her first miracle.nnArtists Marianela Perelli and Pool Paolini who worked together under the name ¿Marianela & Pool¿ said that they realised the exhibition would be controversial but had underestimated the enormous strength of feeling in the country.nnMarianela said: "I was expecting that maybe Mattel might get in touch but we haven't heard anything from them, but we been bombarded with critics from the religious community who were very unhappy with what we have done."nnCritics include Daniel Rojas, administrator of the place with a shrine to Difunta Correa is located in the village of Villacito, in the Western Argentinian province of San Juan, said "This is a matter of faith for us and that is why we care so much. We patented the name Difunta Correa to prevent exactly this type of abuse."nnThe artists who defended their action said they wanted to show the lack of connection between the real world and religion.nnOn the website they posted: "In a world that rewards us to think, act and feel all the same, Marianela & Pool are rebels against this mantra employing humor to underscore the lack of connection with historical, political, and religious doctrines that they consider as fictional and which have ensnared the older generation."nnThe controversial boxed Barbie and Ken sets will be going on display at an exhibition that opens on 11 October in the Argentinian capital Buenos Aires despite widespread criticism from the catholic community even before it opens.nn(ends)n Erm, she looks a bit different to our Nineties toys (Picture: CEN)

When you think of Barbie you picture billowing blonde hair, a tiny waist, legs that are as long as the River Thames and some sort of pink sparkly outfit, right?

Not any more. Two artists in Argentina have just given the famous doll and her handsome (if not a little camp) boyfriend Ken a very religious makeover and it’s causing all sorts of controversy.

Marianela Perelli and Pool Paolini created a set of boxed dolls designed to represent religious figures and are set to display the results in an exhibition In Buenos Aires on 11 October named Barbie, The Plastic Religion

Pic shows: Jesus Christ Ken was created by artists Pool and Marianela.nnTwo Argentinian artists are refusing to back down despite massive criticism after they turned Barbie dolls into the Virgin Mary and her boyfriend Ken into a crucified version of Jesus Christ complete with cross, putting them in special Mary and Jesus boxes for a new exhibition.nnThey also created a Barbie version of Difunta Correa, revered as a saint in the country even though she's not officially recognised by the Catholic Church, and also packaged in her own box, as well as 31 other variations from Christian religious teachings.nnDifunta was in Argentinian woman who died while trying to reach her sick husband. She had been carrying her infant child with her and although her body was only found several days later the child was still alive in what is regarded as her first miracle.nnArtists Marianela Perelli and Pool Paolini who worked together under the name ¿Marianela & Pool¿ said that they realised the exhibition would be controversial but had underestimated the enormous strength of feeling in the country.nnMarianela said: "I was expecting that maybe Mattel might get in touch but we haven't heard anything from them, but we been bombarded with critics from the religious community who were very unhappy with what we have done."nnCritics include Daniel Rojas, administrator of the place with a shrine to Difunta Correa is located in the village of Villacito, in the Western Argentinian province of San Juan, said "This is a matter of faith for us and that is why we care so much. We patented the name Difunta Correa to prevent exactly this type of abuse."nnThe artists who defended their action said they wanted to show the lack of connection between the real world and religion.nnOn the website they posted: "In a world that rewards us to think, act and feel all the same, Marianela & Pool are rebels against this mantra employing humor to underscore the lack of connection with historical, political, and religious doctrines that they consider as fictional and which have ensnared the older generation."nnThe controversial boxed Barbie and Ken sets will be going on display at an exhibition that opens on 11 October in the Argentinian capital Buenos Aires despite widespread criticism from the catholic community even before it opens.nn(ends)n Just Ken on a cross, casual (Picture: CEN)

There are 33 dolls in the collection which represent figures from Catholicism, Judaism, Buddhism and Islam – and, of course, one of the dolls has sparked outrage with locals.

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Posted on September 22, 2014, in ideology snack. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Why do we formulate our ideas about God based on the actions (or inactions) of man? I’ve heard some say that if God truly loves us, why is this world the way it is and if He doesn’t love us, then why should I care what He has to say? It actually saddens me that we take this stance (including myself). It saddens me because we are missing the mark. It bothers me because we allow others to have such a huge influence over us, suffer the consequences of it, and then blame God for letting it all happen. It’s hurtful to us and it’s hurtful to others. Certainly, this can expand into a multitude of tangents such as cognitive behavior, what goes around comes around, and even cosmic fate and manifest destiny.

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