Deadpool ‘Jesus’ poster needs to be replaced, say Mormons

Deadpool ‘Jesus’ poster needs to be replaced, say Mormons December 12, 2018

The Mormons are deeply upset by a poster for the latest in the Deadpool series – Once Upon a Deadpool – because the main character featured looks too much like the ‘real’ Jesus – and declares ‘Yule believe in Miracles’.

Official Fox poster

A petition, which has garnered almost 30,000 signatures, insists that the poster is a doctored version that plays fast and loose with a “sacred” image of ‘The Second Coming’.

In the original painting Jesus Christ is at the center surrounded by angels. In the poster Deadpool replaces Jesus Christ.

Deadpool is positioned exactly as Jesus Christ was and is wearing a white robe. It is unknown if the picture was used to intentionally mock the Church of Jesus Christ, but it is clear it was copied from the original picture. This is a form a religious discrimination.

We ask that the picture be not used or posted in any manner. That they find another poster to represent their movie. 

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  • Michael Cramer

    I think we all know what Mr. Wilson would have to say about that request.

  • Silent Service

    And the rest of us should start a campaign to push to keep this now iconic image of Mr. Wilson.

  • Silent Service

    And by “the rest of us” I mean all of you. I’m too damned lazy to do it myself.

  • Broga

    That has to be removed. I prayed, saw Jesus in a dream, and that is identical to the real Jesus. We really ought to respect the beliefs of “people of faith.”

  • Lokis_Child


  • llDayo

    This is a form a religious discrimination.

    Er, no, it’s freedom of speech. You know, something protected by the Constitution that the right claims to revere?

  • Castilliano

    Let’s see…
    Came back from the dead? Check. (Multiple times)
    Thinks he’s god? Check.
    Tempted by voices in his head? Check.
    Will return for a sequel? Check.

    Seems legit.

  • CoastalMaineBird

    Jesus never said anything about the Constitution.
    Checkmate, atheists.

  • Jack Baynes, Sandwichmaker

    Deadpool is positioned exactly as Jesus Christ was and is wearing a white robe.

    No. In “The Second coming” (which really doesn’t look much like the Deadpool poster at all, other than including a bunch of angels in white around a figure in white), Jesus Christ is not giving two thumbs-up and has an entirely different style of white robe. It’s a similar concept, but certainly not a unique one.

  • dansimp

    I’m a Mormon, I’m not ‘deeply offended’, I don’t know anyone who is ‘deeply offended’, frankly I didn’t even know this was a ‘controversy’ until I saw some headlines today. You can get 30k people to sign almost any petition these days. This should be a non story, and the subtitle on the headline is wildly misleading.

  • TheBookOfDavid

    Religious moral scolds giving their target free publicity by mounting a censorship campaign is as hilarious ss it is predictable. And if they were sincere about accuracy in displays of Jesus, they wouldn’t have depicted him as a white European in the first place. Now the producers of Deadpool can burnish their movie poster with “Banned by the Mormon Church!.

  • TheBookOfDavid

    Besides, in the poster, Deadpool is followed by a dog. At least the Second Coming painter knew that dogs don’t go to heaven.

  • TheBookOfDavid

    I don’t know how many of the signatures are trolling the petition author, but one of the featured comments said something to the effect of: “Being offended is a choice, not something done to us.

  • Jim Jones

    > We ask that the picture be not used or posted in any manner. That they find another poster to represent their movie.

    They’d be OK with a Scientology one?

  • Georgia Sam

    “You disrespected our picture! That’s a sin!” is a lot like “You disrespected our song! That’s unpatriotic!” or “You disrespected our flag! That’s treason!” Get a life, people.

  • Michael

    Fuck Mormons. They’re not real xians, anyway. ; )

  • Michael

    He never said anything about not pissing off Mormons, either. ; )

  • Michael

    One cannot give offense.
    One can only take offense.
    – someone

  • Pennybird

    The seasonal Jesus is an infant. ‘Tis the season for seasonal puns in advertising. GEt over yourselves.

  • Mythblaster

    I’m not sure the picture is discriminatory (it’s DEFINITELY funny!), but if the picture is copyrighted the Mormons might have a legal argument against its use. Remember, the Satanic Temple recently sued Netflix and Warner Bros. for their unlicensed use of the Baphomet statue in The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.

    The group said its statue (left) was copied illegally by a Netflix TV show (right).

  • Pollos Hermanos

    Well somebody’s magic panties are in a twist.

  • Nefash

    They also tend to act a lot more christian than the ‘christians’ who go around claiming anyone who interprets the bible differently to them is not a real ‘christian’.

  • Nefash

    This seems like bs to me. Mormons tend to have a pretty good sense of humour when other mock them. I mean the people who did the book of mormon musical probably couldn’t get away with doing something like that about most other religions. That was pretty brutal yet the only official response from mormons was a short light hearted press release.

  • Sophotroph

    Mocking is not discrimination, and parody is protected speech. There is no case here.

  • Sophotroph

    I dunno. You sound a little offended to me. Complainy even.

  • Vanity Unfair

    We’re not supposed to say “Mormon” any more.
    It’s supposed to be Church of Jeszzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

    I don’t seem to be able to submit a new comment. Did I say something wrong?

  • Palessan

    Isn’t that like free advertisement for Jesus? They should feel honored!

  • starmom

    No, we have no obligation to feed your delusions by condoning them. Faith is an excuse for ethical laziness.

  • Broga

    Please. I was being sarcastic.

  • starmom

    Ah, i missed it. I was a bit off this morning.

  • Broga

    No problem starmom. In passing I like the name starmom. I don’t know if you are located in the USA but I have noticed some adjustments need to be made when comments are read by people from different countries. The problem is mine. A band of us have been led here from a far distant galaxy by our heroic leader Captain Duke (Barry to his friends.) Many of our close and long embattled comrades have fallen on the journey.

    In compensation others, some I think from the USA, have joined Captain Duke’s starship. And as the USA is now under the dictat of the unhinged Trump they are sorely needed. We can sympathise as we too are ruled by an unelected sovereign, who is head of the Church of England and has never been known to make an interesting comment, a faith misled Prime Minister and religious banalities are dumped on us many times every day by a religious cabal at the heart of the BBC.

    The BBC has censored, with a severity that equals that of Kimmy, of the infamous haircut, in North Korea. (Kimmy formerly Trump’s best friend is now his enemy.) That is an accurate comment. Every day we are subjected to the dire Thought for the Day, which precedes the main news programme 0n Radio. Despite a recent request from a long list of top academics and others that a secular contribution should be allowed they are ignored. Instead priests, including Roman Catholics, deliver a few minutes of religious platitudes. This is known as The Great Switch Off.