In art, as in politics, it’s always the cover-up that gets you into trouble. A sequence of photos chronicling the evolution of a piece of graffiti in Melbourne, Australia caused a stir on social media this week.
The before-and-after photos reveal how the work’s creator, the street artist known as Lushsux, responded to criticism of his depiction of the Democratic nominee for the US presidency, Hillary Clinton.
When local officials objected to Lushsux’s portrayal of Clinton wearing a skimpy star-spangled bathing suit stuffed with dollar bills, the artist revised his parody by hiding Clinton’s buxom figure behind an all-concealing black burqa with the aggressive caption “If this Muslim woman offends u, u r a bigot, racist, sexist Islamophobe”.
Freedom of art and expression is nothing but a memory today we live under a politically correct consensus that has bought up something we thought was long gone with Communism and the Soviet Union or China or Cuba namely censorship! It's so much in your face that it cant be denied!
Censorship is what it is and you see it right here and now !
Kiss your freedom of speech&press, freedom of expression and satire good bye