SCREEN: DJesus Uncrossed – Blasphemy or Satire?
by Jon "Law" Heredia
Last week on Saturday Night Live, Christoph Waltz spoofed Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained with a mock trailer of “DJesus Uncrossed”. In the trailer, Waltz plays a gun-toting vengeful Jesus impaling Roman legions after resurrecting from the dead – quite different from the all-loving and all-forgiving Jesus we know from the Bible. Says the voice-over: “He’s risen from the dead … and he’s preaching anything but forgiveness.”
The reception of this spoof has been varied with some calling it blasphemous, since the spoof aired a couple weeks prior to the most important Christian religious holiday – Easter. Others have defended it arguing that the spoof is the very definition of satire.
Take a look. What do y’all think?