Why THIS Beyoncé Instagram Photo Has Caused Outrage Among Christian Groups

The US superstar has enraged religious groups with a photo which shows her posing in front of a mural of The Last Supper

Beyoncé has landed herself in hot water by sharing a photo on Instagram of herself posing in front of a mural of Andy Warhol’s ‘Last Supper’.

Reportedly taken at a juice bar in Miami, the vivid image shows the 32-year-old superstar perched on the counter glancing sideways as she showcases her glamorous holiday get-up, with the famous religious painting mounted on the wall behind her.
But it’s not Beyoncé’s sexy green pencil skirt or flesh-flashing bustier top that’s come under fire – it’s the fact that Queen Bey happens to be posing directly in front of Jesus Christ.
Whether by accident or design, the Drunk In Love singer’s choice of pose has infuriated religious groups, who have criticised the star for being blasphemous.
‘Is nothing sacred anymore? This is clearly an act of disrespect towards Jesus Christ, whom Beyoncé covers up with her pose,’ president of the American Family Association Tim Wildmon said in a published statement.
‘This had to be done intentionally.’
Instagram users also shared their own views below the provocative image, with some re-naming the Grammy award-winning songstress ‘Beysus.’
‘Looks like the Last Supper, instead of Jesus its Beyoncé. Ummm epic fail boo,’ one user wrote. ‘Jesus Christ is my savior, not you. Besides that, I love Beyoncé, but you will never be God’, they added.
Beyoncé, who has regularly spoken about her strict religious upbringing, has yet to comment on the controversy her snap has caused.
What do you think of the reaction to Beyoncé’s Instagram post? Let us know below…

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