Photographer Antonio Perez’s Good Friday coverage in the Chicago Tribune shows a closeup of a crucified Jesus, portrayed by one Rafael Melendez.
Apparently, in order to extract maximum emotion from Mr. Melendez, at some point after crucifixion, his personal stereo or cellphone earbud was removed. It can be seen dangling on the ends of Mr. Melendez’s hair, at the bottom right.
Some may take this as an opportunity to mull over the role of showbiz in worship. Others might simply wonder how much of Mr. Melendez’s pained visage is good acting and how much is reaction to what was playing on the other earbud.
In other words:
What Was The Big J Listening To?
Poll: What Was Jesus Listening To?
- ‘You Have Killled Me’ – Morrissey
- ‘Easter Parade’ – Fred Astaire
- ‘Te Quiero’ – Flex
- Sprint Customer Service hold music
- White Sox broadcaster Ken Harrelson