Glenn Beck tries to auction "Obama in Pee-Pee" doll for $25,000

Inspired by an offensive painting, the conservative radio and TV host tried to sell a doll soaked in fake urine

By Prachi Gupta
November 29, 2012 7:00PM (UTC)
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In what might be the product of a mental breakdown for a normal person, conservative loud-mouth Glenn Beck did a very Glenn Beck thing and attempted to auction a Barack Obama doll in a Mason Jar filled with beer (but positioned as urine). Beck, inspired by the outrage over Michael D'Antuono's painting of a crucified Barack Obama in a Boston art gallery, called "Obama in a Pee-Pee" a work of satire. Beck didn't dispute that D'Antuono's painting was offensive--instead, he attempted to make the non-point point that liberal demands of censorship are wrong, and "Art is in the eye of the beholder."

Although originally priced at $25,000, bids for Beck's doll reached $11,000 on eBay before the auction site yanked it. Don't fear, though--you can still bid for the doll by emailing Beck at


All proceeds go to Beck's charity.

Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at

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