Amazon’s Jeff Bezos as Lord Vishnu? Magazine apologizes for deity depiction

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This depiction in Fortune magazine of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos as the Hindu deity Vishnu prompted criticism, and an apology from the magazine's editor. Image via the Twitter feed of artist Nigel Buchanan

This depiction in Fortune magazine of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos as the Hindu deity Vishnu prompted criticism, and an apology from the magazine's editor. Image via the Twitter feed of artist Nigel Buchanan

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(RNS) The founder of the online giant has done remarkable things, but showing him as Lord Vishnu -- and in an article about the "conquest" of India -- was too much for some Hindus.

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  • George Nixon Shuler

    The Hindus need somebody like the Catholics have Bill Donahue: funnel money to an aggressive blowhard to pay him to say things you can’t thus providing you with plausible deniability. But on the other hand, why not? What is more in tune with today’s corporatocracy zeitgeist than taking a captain of industry and making him into a godlike figure? Why in some countries people like that actually run for the Head of State position.

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  • Mary

    No way. Jeff Bezos is JESUS!

    C’mon.Where were y’all when the internet was won??????

  • “Others were not as forgiving about the irreverence of the illustration.”

    They should have made Bezos into Muhuammed! This kind of bullying from religions is disgusting.
    It is Freedom of speech! Grow up! Done!

  • Bezos

    Make Jeff Bezos as Muhhamad and muslims will teach you freedom of speech. May be they behave in more appropriate manner at times.
    Anyways if you want respect , you need to show respect to others aswell.

  • Mike

    I have seen many pics of Jesus in depiction which I cant even tell.

  • George Nixon Shuler

    That reminds me, in the 1960s Playboy Magazine regularly featured articles by religion writer Harvey Cox and one was illustrated by a full-page “Laughing Jesus” Sketch, pen and ink on brown, really inspiring. I’ve seen other “Laughing Jesus” illustrations since but none as good as that one. I would love to have a print of that or just a copy of the page. The plaster “Buddy Jesus” from “Dogma” is pretty stupid and the point was that it was stupid.

  • P.R.Koduri

    This is likely to create a ripple only if there is an election around the corner of which there are many round the year. But, as to sales and real concerns there is going to be no effect. Chalta-Hai is the grassroots mode here.

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