Alleged Jesus dartboard art stirs outrage at Rutgers
- Photos of the art piece surfaced in a Facebook group for members of the Rutgers class of 2016.
An alleged “art display” at Rutgers University featuring a figure of Jesus Christ on a dartboard, with darts inserted where He was wounded on the Cross, is being held up as a contradiction of the school’s professed commitment to diversity.
Natalie Caruso, who describes herself as a former Rutgers student, posted a photo to a Facebook group for the Class of 2016 showing the display, which she claimed is currently hanging in the Art Library on College Ave.
“It is surprising that a state university would allow this,” she wrote in the post. “I asked them to take it down because I found it disrespectful and they refused. How is this acceptable!?”
The post quickly gained traction on social media, inspiring numerous Campus Reform readers to share their own (uniformly disapproving) reactions.
“As a Catholic this is not tolerable and very disgusting,” one reader opined, adding, “I thought Rutgers was about embracing diversity?”
“I am a potential Rutgers student but I am largely considering not even APPLYING … because of what I've seen on social media,” said another. “Christians on campus must be ashamed of the school they go to after seeing this.”
Campus Reform is currently awaiting comment from Rutgers on the matter. This story will be updated to include their reply if and when it is received.
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