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. [Read more...]

Interestingly, over 20,000 people have signed a Change.org 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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Toast

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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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Dolan

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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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