Posted: 09 Jul 2012 07:33 PM PDT
At 11:49 a.m. on Monday, when CCTV was making a report about the latest exhibition at the National Museum of China, they covered up the genitals of the Statue of David, a masterpiece created by the Italian artist Michelangelo in 1504.
The stupid move has stirred up the Internet, with many netizens criticizing that the State TV broadcaster lacks respect toward the work.
“Since this time slot mainly reports art news, how can you disrespect such a classic artwork? You should be ashamed,” one netizen wrote.
“The cover-up will only further demonstrate their sordid minds and dirty souls,” another web user commented.
In the beginning, CCTV explained the program director was worried David‘s “carrot and two vegetables” might upset viewers.
But three hours later at 3:54 p.m. on the same day, they removed mosaics when re-broadcasting the program. CCTV then offered no explanation for its change of mind!!
Reportedly, the exhibition was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the National Museum of China. 67 masterpieces of renowned artists, mostly famous works from the Renaissance period, was exhibited to the public on July 9.
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