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Hilarious Internet Reactions to the Botched Ecce Homo Restoration

When an 81-year-old amateur restorer Cecilia Giménez tried to restore the 19th Century Spanish Fresco ‘Ecce Homo’ little did she know that her work would become a worldwide media sensation.

At first, the authorities in Borja suspected vandalism, but it turns out that she worked with the approval of the priest.

The well-intentioned Spanish woman tried to restore the fresco, because she was upset that parts of it had flaked off due to moisture on the church’s walls. Using a 10-year-old picture of the fresco, she ended up creating probably the worst restoration in history.

Interestingly, over 20,000 people have signed a petition attempting to save what some call “a crayon sketch of a very hairy monkey in an ill-fitting tunic.”

To make things even funnier, here are some of the best parodies of the botched “Ecce Homo” restoration.

Restoration: Before and After

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The Last Supper

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The Scream

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“The Joy of Painting” with Bob Ross

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I Don’t Want

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E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial

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Restored Mona Lisa

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Christ Carrying The Cross

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Marilyn Monroe

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Viva La Restauracion

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Madonna Litta

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Jesus Spotted on Dog’s Rear End

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Statue of Jesus Christ in Rio de Janeiro

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  • Daniel De Bona via Facebook

    juaaaaa!!! muy bueno!!!

  • Damian Amberg via Facebook

    I bet this thing would sell for a lot of money just given the internet interest at this point.

  • Anthony Gianfrancesco via Facebook

    silly panda…

  • Shamy Kost via Facebook


  • Elsa Martinez via Facebook

    where’s that petition so I can sign it too? xD

  • Eglė Šimonytė via Facebook


  • Bored Panda via Facebook
  • Kris Windom via Facebook

    No! She should never be allowed near a paintbrush again. She took a beautiful painting and destroyed it.

  • Yuan Xue via Facebook


  • Gabriel Solis via Facebook


  • Mark Palmer via Facebook

    What? No Mona Lisa parody? Get busy comics!

  • Elsa Martinez via Facebook

    thanks for the link! :D bored panda and mark, there is a mona lisa version somewhere, I saw it the other day :)

  • Seyed Amin via Facebook

    keep it, Loooooool

  • Bored Panda via Facebook

    thanks for the tip Mark Palmer and Elsa Martinez :)

  • John Lewinski via Facebook

    Some idiot will offer to pay millions for it.

  • Cookie Ncream via Facebook

    haha this made my day xD

  • Ricardo Rios Carrillo

    You forgot this one guys LoL

  • Todd Hawkes via Facebook

    Give me the pen

  • Burr Öhrström via Facebook

    Keep. Its so funny! Kids laugh, wife laughs, I laugh, everybody laughs.

  • Mónica Sández via Facebook

    keep it!! ;)

  • Manuel Varandas via Facebook

    Stupid ????

  • Siran Tonoyan via Facebook


  • Pat McAuley Ramsden via Facebook

    keep it! no one knows for sure what Jesus looked like anyway. all images are copies of someones imagination..

  • Yuan Xue via Facebook

    i really love alll of them… cant help laughing…

  • Shigeru Hagiya via Facebook


  • Mary R Rosales via Facebook

    how about a photograph of gran?

  • Filip Racek via Facebook

    brand new mem :)

  • me

    this is really mean :/

  • Marie Moreau-Métivet via Facebook

    il parait que cette femme qui a peint n’a pas tout à fait fini, j’ai vu une truc à la télé où elle est interviewée ! en tous cas l’église est archi célèbre maintenant !

  • Anonymous

    bhahahahahahahahhaahhahah!!! can’t breathe..lmao..epic. i swear people come up with the most fantastic stuff. lol

  • Immi

    I just did a massive blast laugh while on the bus at the ‘I don’t want!’ one. That is some hilarity right there.

  • Guest

    why i love the internet sometimes

  • Julio Navarro

    La imagen de “la restauración” no pasará a la Historia sin que nos demos cuenta.
    ¡Ya está haciendo historia!
    Los psiquíatras españoles utilizan la imagen para curar el síndrome de “la declaración de la renta”.

  • Jay


Author:   Date posted: Aug 29th, 2012
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