Artists have caused a little 'outrage' by creating a Barbie in the image of the Hindu Goddess Kali.
The two Argentinian artists Marianela Perelli and Pool Paolini have have gotten noticed after previewing pieces from their upcoming exhibition The Plastic Religion , which features Barbie and Ken dolls altered to resemble religious figures such as
Jesus and the Virgin Mary.
Rajan Zed, a perennial Hindu whinger and has said:
The Barbie-fication of Kali is simply improper, wrong and out of place, reports The Hindu .
Hindus welcome the art world to immerse in Hinduism but taking it seriously and respectfully and not for refashioning Hinduism concepts and symbols for personal agendas.
Although the artists clearly intended to provoke outrage at their pieces, they commented that they drew the line at creating a Ken version of the Muslim religious character Muhammed.
Free speech denier Zed commented that Hindus strongly believe in free speech ...BUT... claimed that faith is something sacred and attempts at belittling it hurt the devotees .