WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- Twitters users are arguing whether a blue-eyed baby Jesus statue looked like Phil Collins or a bit more like Nicholas Cage.
- Fans of Collins though said the statue resembled the artist more because it too sported a small tuft of hair on top of its head.
- The statue stands at nearly 22 feet long and was sculpted by Roman Salvador for a church in Mexico.
A Mexican church that is believed to have built the world’s biggest statue of Baby Jesus has gone viral on social media due to its bizarre resemblance to Phil Collins.
At almost 22-foot long, the baby statue appeared to have big blue eyes and a small tuft of hair on top of its head, just like the 68-year-old Collins.
Fans of Collins who quickly pinpointed the resemblance took the joke further by photoshopping the image into Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, while one user quipped, “Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger, singing ‘Su-sussudio,’” referring to the artist’s 1985 hit “Sussudio.”
However, several have also argued that the face shape and giant blue eyes of the statue looked a lot more like the 55-year-old Nicolas Cage, thus sparking an online debate.
The New York Post reported that the statue which can be found at the La Epifanía del Señor church in Zacatecas was crafted by sculptor Roman Salvador.
Initially, the church said they haven’t planned on building such a gigantic statue, only something that would fit its specific dimensions, according to Rev. Humberto Rodriguez. But when measurements ended with a structure that was 21 feet tall and 2,000 lbs., Rodriguez thought that maybe it would make it to Guinness World Records as the largest in the world.
The church is currently awaiting confirmation from the Guinness World Records which told the Post that if approved, then the statue will officially be the world’s biggest.