Giant Baby Jesus Statue Looks Like Phil Collins
According to the church, it was an accident - but it certainly hasn't gone unnoticed. And how could it? The beast is nearly 22-foot-tall and weighs over 907kg (2000 pounds) and obviously, when the internet goes in on something, it rarely shows any sign of stopping.
Baby Jesus, or should I say Baby Phil, took the 12 hour journey from the city of Chimalhuacán, where it was made especially for the La EpifanÍa del Señor church in the central Mexican state of Zacatecas.
Priest Humberto Rodriguez told CEN that he wanted a statue that would 'fit the church'.
He said: "There is a space of between 26 feet between the ceiling and the floor and I ordered a statue measuring 21 feet, but I never intended to make it the biggest baby Jesus statue in the world."
But - luckily for us - he did, and accidentally gifted us the beauty of a Phil-Jesus hybrid.
Apparently, on the realisation that their new statue was absolutely massive, they thought they'd do a bit of digging to find out about the sizes of others.
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When they discovered the current record-holder was a mere 16 feet and 661 pounds, Rodriguez decided to go all in and get in touch with Guinness World Records, hoping he would have himself an official title.
And, as we all know, when something like this happens, Twitter has usually had something to do with it.
One guy posted this, which kicked it all off:
En la iglesia "La EpifanÍa del Señor" de #Zacatecas tienen una estatua enorme del "Niño Dios" ¿O de Phil Collins? pic.twitter.com/566RicHDxK
- Iәnuɐɯ әsoɾ (@JoseManuelRadio) November 20, 2019
The Twitter user posted the comparison photos of the huge Jesus next to a photo of a young looking Phil, writing: "In The Epiphany of the Lord church of #Zacatecas, do they have a huge statue of the baby Jesus or Phil Collins?"
There's no denying there's a resemblance for sure - but someone else has noticed it looks like a certain hugely-talented actor, with another comparison being made to ol' Nicolas Cage.
Sabía que ese Niño Dios lo había visto en otro lado :joy::joy: pic.twitter.com/BMRaHNEAt1
- Donald J. Tron:registered: (@ribalcor) November 19, 2019
Sculptor Roman Salvador says his artwork is made of fiberglass, resin, automotive paste and automotive paint, with Rodriguez saying that if the submission is approved, La EpifanÍa del Señor will hold the record for 'largest baby Jesus statue'.
Featured Image Credit: Twitter/PA
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