People Are Pretty Pissed Off Over the Neon Threads on This Restored Baby Jesus Statue

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In northern Spain, a local priest allowed an amateur artist to restore a series of wooden statues, including one featuring Jesus, Mary, and St Anne. The technicolour outcome, however, had a local official calling it an act of “vengeance rather than a restoration.”

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The 15th century sculptures—part of a set at a chapel in El Ranadoiro—were left bare before Maria Luisa Menendez, one of the residents of the tiny town, reportedly painted them, the BBC reports. They now feature fuchsia lips and brightly coloured clothing, with Baby Jesus adorned in an almost blinding neon green garment.

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