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Thais protest Buddha statue in German art display

The Nation
2 July, 2013


Thais protested Tuesday against the use of a Buddha statue in an art installation in southern Germany, saying the exhibition was disrespectful. Photo: EPA.

About 15 members of the World Fellowship of Buddhists marched outside the German embassy in Bangkok, waving banners in English,Thai and German saying “Stop disrespecting Buddha,” “Buddha is not an art object,” and “Buddha’s image is not furniture.” Continue reading

Buddhists outraged at Buddha images on shoes in USA

Press Trust of India
In The Nation (Sri Lanka)
Friday, 03 August 2012 14:47

Buddhists outraged at Buddha images on shoes in USA

The Tibetan and the Buddhist community are outraged at a California-based company for promoting a range of shoes with the Lord Buddha’s images. Tibetans and Bhutanese Buddhists have written to the company, Icon Shoes, to express their disgust. They have flooded the company’s Facebook page with protest notes.

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