Now, even I am confused. Kanye West started his concert tour last in Seattle with a live on stage actor playing Jesus. And even though Kanye rants on and on about racism, his Jesus is white. Yeezus! Even in a casting call that came out this week, Jesus’s pale skin was specifically being looked for:
[JESUS] Caucasian, age 25-35, thin build, looks like Jesus. Would be touring with Kanye and coming out onto the stage during one song. Potentially would work from Saturday or Sunday till 12/3.
Since Jesus was actually Mediterranean, there are many depictions of him having darker skin than the traditional Western image. This might have been a chance for Kanye to present a more sophisticated image of Jesus. But he chose to go white.