The Huffington Post | By Cavan Sieczkowski Posted: 08/15/2012 10:42 am Updated: 08/15/2012 3:23 pm
A photo of the New York Jets' newly-minted backup quarterback Tim Tebow inside GQ's NFL kickoff issue has become quite the subject of controversy after critics blasted the pictorial for portraying Tebow as a "Sexy Jesus."
In the black-and-white "Sexy Jesus" photo, Tebow poses shirtless with his arms outstretched and legs crossed. His side-turned face is tilted slightly downward, painted with a forlorn expression.
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The photo, which appeared alongside an article entitled "Have You Accepted Tim Tebow as Your QB and Sunday Savior?," was released on Tuesday, which happened to be Tebow's 25th birthday.
Craig Carton, host of the Boomer & Carton radio show on Sports Radio 66 WFAN, crucified Tebow, the famously religious NFL star whose on-field genuflections proved to be the perfect ingredient for a Tebowmania, for his Sexy Jesus pose during the morning show, calling him "fraudulent," "disgusting" and "egotistical."
Anyone still want to defend him as a humble, God-fearing Christian and not a bitchass, limelight whore? No humble Christian would tell GQ, "yeah, I would love to pose like Jesus with my shirt off, despite the fact that there are already Jesus-cults that follow me and chant my name."