While the scandal in Benghazi hasn’t been able to capture the full attention of the media, oddly enough, Glenn’s quality art project from last night’s show on TheBlaze TV has gotten plenty of coverage.
After revealing his plan to auction the quality “art” projects from last night’s program to Mercury One’s Hope for the Holidays fund, including “Obama in Pee Pee”, the media began buzzing about the controversial pieces of “art”.
Buzzfeed was among the first to pick up the story after Glenn created his works of “art” live on air.
In a video discussing a protest of a recent art exhibit featuring a painting of Obama as Jesus on the cross, Glenn Beck went the extra mile to really illustrate his point regarding the importance freedom of speech. In a beret and a French accent, he showed off a piece of controversial art he created himself: a mason jar of his own pee that he dropped a dashboard bobblehead figurine of Obama into.
Though he says the urine is real, it looks like it’s pretty fake (or else Mr. Beck may be seriously ill).
He plans to sell his mixed-media sculpture for $25,000. If it sells, he says he’ll make a second work featuring Michelle Obama.
Not long after making his announcement that “Obama in Pee Pee” was up for auction, Ebay removed the item due to a “violation” of their rules causing even more of a stir.
Here is just a handful of examples of way the media is reacting to Glenn’s charity “art” auction…
“In a video on his website, Beck said the crude “sculpture” was a response to a Boston artist who painted a picture of Obama looking like Jesus on the cross, in a crown of thorns and with arms outstretched.
“Art is in the eye of the beholder and this guy has a right to do this,” the wannabe denim mogul said on the site.
“[The Constitution] says I can’t stop him, and the spirit of that document is that I shouldn’t try,” he said.”
“After Beck made “Obama in Pee Pee” on his program, he announced he would sell it online along with other original Beck artwork to raise money for charity. It was listed on eBay, where it reached a price of $11,000 in less than an hour.
The item, however, was quickly removed. In an email sent by eBay to Beck, eBay said it does “not allow the sale of bodily waste,” despite Beck’s claim that the “urine” in the jar is actually beer. Beck was refunded his listing fee and told not to re-list the item.”
The hook to all of this was a Boston artist who painted Obama being crucified. Beck said he didn’t like the painting, but he wanted to support the artist’s right to do it. So he unveiled what he called “Obama in Pee Pee,” which was just about what it sounded like — except that Obama was in a jar filled with beer, technically, making it a whole lot less shocking. Beck said he would sell it on his website for $25,000.
The jar was put up for auction on Ebay, which later removed the item on Wednesday morning. Beck tweeted the news, writing, “#ObamainPeePee was up to $11k before our @ebay injustice…”
Now that he’s cornered the denim market, noted patriot Glenn Beck has set his sights on an even more lucrative business. As part of a bizarre campaign to prove the importance of the first amendment, Beckfilled a jar with what he at first claimed to be urine (he later admitted it was beer) and then placed an Obama toy inside. He has plans to sell the “art,” which Beck titled “Obama in Pee Pee,” on his website for the reasonable price of $25,000.
This is saying something: This Glenn Beck segment is one of the most bizarre you’ll see him do.
Beck was discussing a painting depicting President Barack Obama as Jesus Christ, and he decided he would make his own “art” — which he called “Obama in Pee Pee.”
To show just how much Beck supports every American’s freedom of expression, he created his own potentially offensive piece of art. Using “a Mason jar with a little pee-pee in it,” Beck submerged a small Obama statue in a jar of his [presumably fake] urine. “Flowbama,” as Beck calls it, is for sale for the “bargain price of $25,000.”
On his radio show Tuesday, Beck said that he didn’t like the painting because of the whole Obama-as-Jesus subtext, but that he supported the artist’s right under the First Amendment to create and display it.
“Art is in the eye of the beholder, and this guy has a right to do this. I think it’s offensive. I don’t think it’s close to reality, but whatever floats your boat. I support his right to do exactly that. I agree with him that people who are upset should not trump his right to be able to do it and be able to hang it wherever he wants — as long as it’s wanted there,” Beck said.
In solidarity with the Boston artist’s First Amendment rights, Beck jumped multiple, crazier steps ahead by creating “Obama in Pee Pee.”
Michele Malkin’s site, Twitchy, captured how the reaction spread across social media
Pleased or not, social media played one of the biggest rolls in spreading the word of Glenn’s “Obama in Pee Pee” ebay injustice. The hashtag #ObamainPeePee quickly began trending nationwide.
If the media had this strong of a reaction to this morning’s stunt, you’re going to want to watch tonight’s show at 5pm ET on TheBlaze TV when Glenn hosts a “telethon” to auction off “Obama in Pee Pee” for charity. The artwork will go to the highest bidder. To place your bid, email ObamaPeePee@glennbeck.com with your bid in the subject line.
Glenn will update viewers live on the show and via Twitter of the highest bids rolling in.