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Belgian artist banned from Deviantart

April 1, 2009

The worlds largest online are community banned artist Ben Heine for a cartoon he created in response a statement made by Pope Benedict XVI about AIDS in Africa.  The Pope’s statment: “One cannot overcome the problem of AIDS with the distribution of condoms…On the contrary, they increase the problem” Heine’s response the poster seen below.

Heine’s blog


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  1. April 2, 2009 7:25 pm

    What a shame. It was a strong and meaningful message. However, it goes directly against the deviantART Terms of Service to depict erections at all. DeviantART wasn’t trying to make a political statement when they deleted the piece.

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