NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (WZTV) -- Photos of a controversial art display, which shows a figure of a crucified Jesus stabbed with darts on a dart board at Rutgers University, have been making their way around social media.
The display, named "Vitruvian Man," caught the eye of student Natalie Caruso, who said it was displayed in the Art Library. She asked staff to take it down and numerous others followed her lead in their outrage over the display, NJ.com reported.
"I found it disrespectful and they refused. How is this acceptable!?" Caruso wrote in a Facebook post.
While Caruso felt the display is unacceptable, others on the same Facebook post defended the display.
" I'm Catholic I'm not offended by this. If its an artwork in an art gallery that's someone's expression and their emotion in physical form. That's their view and you don't know what they dealt with in that religion emotionally just respect that and move on," Jonathan Ksiezopolski said in the comments.
It's the second art display in a week that has been making headlines. At APSU, an art display of colorful nooses hung from a tree sparked outrage.