When envisioning the face of Buddha, one usually thinks of a round face, a head full of tight curls, and a kind, knowing smile. That, however, is not the direction that a group of Chinese builders took when designing this statue of the pot-bellied prince turned religious icon. Much to the surprise of its creators, citizens responded with rage and disgust over the media coverage of this great, golden landmark.
What parody of the Enlightened has sparked such terrible anger? One look at its face, and I’m sure you’ll understand.