'Black Jesus' was My Idea, Claims Author Suing Adult Swim


3/29/2017 6:58 PM PDT

EXCLUSIVE

0329_black_jesus_cartoon_networkBlack Jesus” on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim is an impostor of the original black Jesus — the one created by an author in 1999 (not the Bethlehem one) … according to a new suit.

New York author Saint Solomon says “Black Jesus” — the live action comedy on TV — picks up where his short story titled “Thank You, Jesus” left off. He says the TV character is just like the protagonist in his story — black, homeless, and named Jesus.

In his lawsuit, Solomon says his story ends with his Jesus being kicked out of the house to go live on the streets, and he believes episode 1 of “Black Jesus” picks up the tale 15 years later.

According to the docs … there are other similarities, like the fact TV Black Jesus has a friend who is always trying to get rich quick, just like in the short story. And both Black Jesuses dress the same, curse a lot and drink booze.

Can we get an Amen?

Solomon’s suing Adult Swim for ripping off his idea … and wants more than $75 million to make it right.



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