‘Jesus sucks’ banner flown across Toronto
Reality show jokesters Kenny and Spenny took their stupidity contest to new heights yesterday by renting a plane to carry a 'Jesus Sucks!' banner across Toronto harbour. The goal of their televised competition, in case you've never seen the show, is for each to outstupid their competitor.
Unfortunately, the interview that follows reveals a disappointing amount of intelligent design behind the stunt. Yes, Christianity is our culture's biggest religion and apparently a safe cheap shot, but surely there are more productive ways to be offensive. How about a "People who don't get that Jesus wasn't about homophobic hate suck!" banner? Oh wait, then they might need a larger plane.
Kenneth Joel Hotz, better known as “Kenny” from the reality TV competition Kenny Vs. Spenny, makes a living out of trying to beat his best friend at stupid competitions. Mr. Hotz commissioned a plane to fly across Toronto harbour this morning, carrying a banner that read, “Jesus sucks!” Brianna Goldberg asked Mr. Hotz what he was thinking:
Q: So... what happened?
A: The competition this week is who can piss off the most people. I was going out and actually getting beaten up a couple of times, because I went into a baseball diamond and I stole a team’s baseball. They all beat me up.
Q: Are you all right?
A: I’m OK. But I just realized I didn’t really want to hurt individuals. I just thought it was mean and unlikeable. So I decided I’d just rather piss off large groups of people instead.
Q: What made you decide to pick on Christians?
A: My excuse: I wanted the banner to say “Heil Hitler” or “Guys are stupid” or something, but the airplane company wouldn’t agree to those. So, I said, “My friend Jesus [said with a Hispanic accent] is getting married and I want to play a joke on him.” And Jesus [said with hispanic intonation] spells Jesus [said with non-hispanic intonation]. They didn’t want to intentionally piss people off, so I kind of manipulated the situation.