Ever since Fox News decided he was too much of a nutjob to continue letting him have his own show (seriously, think about that for a minute and let it sink in), I’ve been happy to rarely think about waterheaded insanity machine Glenn Beck. Since he’s been relegated to airing his views on AM radio and the internet, I’ve largely existed in a Glenn Beck-free zone — blissfully, I might add — as have the majority of those reading this, I suspect.
But then he had to go and try to auction off a jar of his own piss with a mini-statue of Obama inside, something he claimed was “art.”
Reports the LA Times:
The conservative commentator posted an online video Tuesday in which he addressed at length the subject of “obscene” art and the 1st Amendment. In an homage to Andres Serrano’s “Piss Christ,” Beck concluded by dunking a likeness of President Obama in a mason jar filled with a clear yellow liquid.
Beck offered to sell the work, titled “Obama in Pee Pee,” for $25,000. “It’s all protected by this document,” he said, pointing to a copy of the Constitution.
“So whether you’re offended by this one or by this one,” Beck said, pointing to various examples of controversial art, “it sucks to be you, doesn’t it?”
Beck was inspired by a recent painting depicting Obama as a crucified Christ figure. In the video he also referred to Chris Ofili’s “The Holy Virgin Mary,” a painting that used elephant dung to portray the mother of Jesus; Lucian Freud’s nude portrait of an obese civil servant; and several others.
Beck had planned to sell his piss jar art on eBay, listing it yesterday, in fact, where it received a bid of over $11,000…
But then eBay sent Beck a letter pulling the plug on it…
We recently removed the following listing:
221159812533 – Obama in Pee Pee
We removed it because including this information in the description is a violation of our policy:
Your listing contain the bodily fluid of urine. We do not allow bodily fluids to be listed on our site. Even if the liquid in the jar is not urine, you are describing it as such. We do not allow this type of listing and we ask that you do not relist this in any way. All fees for this listing have been credited to your account.
Listings of humans, human bodies, or human body parts aren’t allowed on eBay. In addition, sales of Native American skulls, bones, and other Native American grave-related items are prohibited under the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act and aren’t allowed on eBay.
eBay obviously hates the Constitution and, by proxy, HATES AMERICA! Freakin’ Marxists!