David LaChappelle’s ” American Jesus ”

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Celebrity photographer David LaChapelle has shot everyone from Lady Gaga to Hillary Rodham Clinton.  In his latest exhibit  â€œAmerican Jesus”, which opened in New York City’s Chelsea district on Tuesday, the photographer stars the late Michael Jackson in a variety of religious scenes.

David Lachappelle “I believe Michael in a sense is an American martyr. Martyrs are persecuted and Michael was persecuted. Michael was innocent and martyrs are innocent. If you go on YouTube and watch interviews with Michael, you don’t see a crack in the facade. There’s this purity and this innocence that continued [throughout his life]. If it had been an act, he couldn’t have kept it up.-

the Full text of David LaChapelle’s interview With  WWD [here]

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