In today’s culture of politically correct hypersensitivity, it seems there is still one religion that society has deemed appropriate to mock.
On Friday, “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Brandi Glanville posted, and then removed, a particularly insulting and offensive picture on social media that showed her in a nativity scene squatting over a statue of the baby Jesus as if she had given birth.
“Never forget the reason for the season #sweetchildomine #gunsnroses #sandiego #oldtown,” Glanville, 44, wrote in the caption.
Glanville removed the photo from her Instagram after a ton of backlash but her “apology” on Twitter left a lot to be desired, and fans let her have it again.
People need to chill the fuck out and take a joke.
— Brandi Glanville (@BrandiGlanville) November 26, 2016
@BrandiGlanville sorry but IMO you should respect the meaning of the nativity. Always saying its a joke doesn’t cut it with this pic pic.twitter.com/p7XlxmvzoS
— ?MS IC? (@thisisme027) November 26, 2016
@BrandiGlanville The birth of my saviour isn’t a joke. Not funny at all. I am a Catholic and I didn’t find anything about this funny. IMO
— TeamGiudiceFanpage (@Team_Giudice) November 26, 2016
@BrandiGlanville are you kidding? Take responsibility for what you disgracefully did.
— Christina (@DEElightfulCM) November 26, 2016
@BrandiGlanville every time you do something disgusting or vile, you say it’s a joke. Actually, YOU’RE the joke.
— Carmen (@charmgirl13) November 26, 2016
@BrandiGlanville It wasn’t a joke B. You insulted a lot of Christians that find it holy.
— Louisa (@louisamurray7) November 26, 2016
@BrandiGlanville It was a Sacrilege! Stop sabotaging yourself. Get some therapy.
— Monalicious (@MCM0NA007) November 26, 2016
@BrandiGlanville you, darling, are the joke. Like your career
— Luv Rosebud (@luvRosebud) November 26, 2016
A “Hipster Nativity Set,” complete with the three wise men” on Segways and Joseph taking a selfie with Jesus and Mary, kicked off the 2016 season, but this isn’t the first year the mocking has been so open.
Last year Texas Gov. Greg Abbott demanded a faux nativity scene from the Freedom From Religion Foundation be removed from the state capital.
RT jdforward “Texas Removes Mock Nativity From Capitol After Governor Calls it ‘Tasteless.’ … pic.twitter.com/zrv748eNOD“
— Joe Francis (@joefrancis) December 23, 2015
In 2013 a California church replaced the baby Jesus in the scene with a bloodied Trayvon Martin.
Church Takes Stand Against Guns With Bleeding Trayvon Martin Nativity Scene. http://t.co/meij4w5zul pic.twitter.com/8qamox276M
— Ashley Barnes (@AshleyB_Tv) December 27, 2013
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