Kanye West ‘False Idol’ Statue Portrays Rapper as Jesus Crucified on the Cross

A controversial gold statue depicting rap mogul Kanye West as being crucified like Jesus Christ has been erected in the heart of Los Angeles ahead of the Oscars. 

(Photo: Reuters/Lucas Jackson)Kanye West arrives at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards in New York, August 28, 2016.

The artist who created the statue told The Hollywood Reporter that his sculpture is titled “False Idol” because its an attempt to shed light on the false idols that many people turn their favorite celebrities into.

“He’s a genius at writing and producing but he’s not a god, and that’s where we put him. Until there’s an issue in his life or a hiccup in his career, then we crucify him,” the artist, who goes by the name of “Plastic Jesus,” told THR. “We’ve seen it before with people like Britney Spears or Lindsay Lohan. The same people who put him into a god-like place are the same yapping at his heels for a piece…

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