Larry David Blasted for ‘Curb’ Episode Where He Urinates on Jesus Painting

As usual, Hollywood believes it’s OK to insult Jesus and Christians.

Comedian Larry David is under attack from critics who say he pushed the mocking of religion and Christian belief in miracles over the edge in the latest episode of his HBO series “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” which the cable network defended as “playful.”

On the show’s most recent installment, which aired Sunday, David urinates on a painting of Jesus Christ, causing a woman to believe the painting depicts Jesus crying.

Deal Hudson, author and publisher of, said he doesn’t find any humor in the episode.

“I don’t think it’s funny,” Hudson told “Why is it that people are allowed to publicly show that level of disrespect for Christian symbols? If the same thing was done to a symbol of any other religions — Jewish or Muslim — there’d be a huge outcry. It’s simply not a level playing field.”

Hudson said an apology from the show’s producers and writing team should be issued.

“Somebody should [apologize],” Hudson said. “When is it going to stop? When is common sense going to dictate that people realize this willingness of artists to do to Christianity what they would never do to Judaism or Islam?”

In a statement to, HBO downplayed the controversy.

“Anyone who follows Curb Your Enthusiasm knows that the show is full of parody and satire,” the statement read. “Larry David makes fun of everyone, most especially himself. The humor is always playful and certainly never malicious.”

Bill Donohue, president of the Catholic League, also criticized the episode, saying David should “quit while he’s ahead,” and that the show is proof that the comedian’s best years are behind him.

“Was Larry David always this crude? Would he think it’s comedic if someone urinated on a picture of his mother?” Donohue said in a statement. “This might be fun to watch, but since HBO only likes to dump on Catholics (it was just a couple of weeks ago that Sarah Silverman insulted Catholics on ‘Real Time with Bill Maher’) and David is Jewish, we’ll never know.”

During Sunday’s episode, David, who created, wrote and produced “Seinfeld,” visits a bathroom in his assistant’s home and splatters urine on a picture of Jesus. Instead of wiping it off, David leaves the restroom. Minutes later, David’s assistant enters the bathroom and concludes that Jesus is crying. She then summons her mother to the bathroom, where both women kneel in prayer.

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4 Responses to “Larry David Blasted for ‘Curb’ Episode Where He Urinates on Jesus Painting”

  1. Greg P says:

    Absolutely disgusting and disgraceful. The Lord will repay in His time.

    I wonder if these people are brave enough to urinate on a picture of Mohammed. They would have to hide forever to keep from being killed by the radical followers of Islam.

  2. larry dingold says:

    Whay has the Justice Depatment delayed bringing Hate crimes charges agaisnt Larry David?

  3. Steve says:

    Don’t hold your breath. Hate Crimes laws are only used to advance the liberal agenda.

  4. Steve says:

    Isn’t that the truth. It’s OK to mock Jesus and Christians, but Hollywood will never be brave enough to mock Muslims.

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