Here we go again. Conservative blogger and Twitchy founder Michelle Malkin has reaped a whirlwind of hate tweets from fans of hip/hop artist The Game. It’s due to the cover art of his new album Jesus Piece, which features a depiction of Christ that some consider blasphemous. Malkin had a post about it on her blog on December 11. According to Twitchy:
The Game released a controversial artwork of the album via Instagram on October 21, 2012 and also announced the release date will be December 11. The cover portrays a dark-skinned Jesus in a stained glass window with a teardrop tattoo, a red bandanna around his mouth, and he is wearing a Jesus piece. In the artwork beside Jesus, are symbols of cannabis sativa leaves. The stained glass-inspired image shows Jesus sitting on a throne adorned with gang-related symbols. In the artwork, Jesus is holding a gold “Jesus Piece” chain and pointing to a symbol on his breast plate. The red bandana over his mouth is a reference to the Compton PiruBloods gang, to which Game is allegedly a member. The coconut tree symbolises the Tropics and leisure life. The artwork has a slightly altered logo on the top, which features on all of the previous Game’s studio albums. The album’s title Jesus Piece is stylized as Je5us Piece, depicting that it is Game’s fifth studio album. Je5us Piece logo is styled after the iconic Louis Vuitton. The religious imagery of the art has gained mixed reviews and the ire of some fans who deem the work as blasphemous.Several celebrities praised the artwork including, rap veteran Busta Rhymes, Mac Miller and Kevin Hart.
Additionally, “why the boycott? Does it matter? It must be because of her blog post calling attention to The Game’s cover for his new CD, “Jesus Piece,” which some people found blasphemous in its conflation of Catholic, gang and drug-related imagery. (Both SPIN and Entertainment Weekly thought it kind of sucked, so you’d better boycott them for being racist, too.),” according to the Twitchy staff.
As such, The Game threw a temper tantrum – and implored his fans to boycott Fox News 11 and Michelle Malkin. In the meantime, you can see the depravity his followers left on Malkin’s timeline.