10/03/2014 06:50 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Beast Jesus Reappears -- This Time In Japanese Pastry


The infamous "Beast Jesus" is ba-a-a-ck, only this time it's in a Japanese pastry.

Or so says a Twitter user in Japan known as @atahuta_, who said he recently sat down to enjoy a green tea roll at a Japanese coffeehouse.

Just as he was about to chow down, he noticed the snack looked a lot like "Beast Jesus," the infamous botched restoration of "Ecce Homo," a 1930 fresco by Elias Garcia Martinez.

The "Beast Jesus" first came to the attention of the world in August, 2012, when octogenarian Cecilia Gimenez tried to restore "Ecce Homo," and unwittingly turned the painting of Jesus into something that looked more like Cornelius from the "Planet Of The Apes" movies.


The so-called "restored" painting became known as "Beast Jesus" and spawned an Interest craze and this Halloween costume.

In fact, Gimenez actually profited from the woeful artwork by agreeing to a merchandising deal that would put the face of her Jesus creature on t-shirts, dishes, postcards and more.

No word on what Gimenez might think of the "Beast Jesus" pastry, but since it was apparently unintentional, the coffee house probably isn't obligated to pay royalties.

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