Sunday, April 14, 2024

Yeezus! Kanye West’s Concert Tour On Stage Jesus is White


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.

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Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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