A tiny Vienna museum with ties to the Catholic Church has became the target of worldwide outrage after displaying a homoerotic mural depicting the Last Supper, ABC News reports. The painting, by one of Austria's most cherished artists, shows naked apostles drinking and having an orgy. It has now been removed, and the row has been characterized as a Catholic version of the Mohamed cartoon uproar.
The artist said critics were missing the point and that the apostles' orgy wasn't meant to be a dig at the Catholic Church. The 80-year-old self-professed Communist and atheist conceded, however, that he had been a bit surprised Vienna's Cathedral and Diocesan Museum—across the way from St. Stephen's—wanted to display the work in the first place.