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Bostonians freak out about perceived "Terrorist" mural

Posted by on Jan. 6, 2013 at 8:04 AM
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Bostonians Freak Out About Mural Because..SHARIAHH!

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| Wed Aug. 8, 2012 8:12 AM PDT
     

On August 1, Boston's Institute of Contemporary Art unveiled this new mural on the side of a building on the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway:

Courtesy of Os Gemeos

Courtesy of Os Gemeos

 

 The mural depicts a boy in a pajamas with what looks like a jacket tied around his head. It accompanies a new exhibit by a Brazilian duo known as Os Gemeos. Maybe you see where this is going? A vivid mural on the Rose F. Kennedy Greenway in Dewey Square is the subject of some controversy after Fox 25 aired a piece in which passersby told a reporter that the painting resembles a terrorist. The TV station then posted an image of the cartoonish figure on its Facebook page and invited people to comment on it. Several dozen people responded, many of them saying it looks like a Muslim terrorist and urging it be removed. Or as another critic put it, "I don't care what it is 'supposed to be' or who the 'artist' is, it looks like a kid in his pajamas trying to look like an Al Quieda operative." The city offers a helpful explanation of the mural, noting that Os Gemeos' characters "inhabit fantastical, dream-like landscapes of joy and color; other times we see them in more everyday situations-riding the subway, sitting at home with their families or, in the case of the figure on the Greenway mural, just peering at the busy city life unfolding below." Likewise, "The figures are frequently shown wearing whimsical hats, colorful hoods or scarves-another hallmark feature of the artists' work." What are your thoughts on the mural? Do you see this as a terrorist or just as a kid being a kid?

by on Jan. 6, 2013 at 8:04 AM
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Thomigirl
by Gold Member on Jan. 6, 2013 at 8:09 AM

Where is the link to the story? A picture of the mural? Does this say it's from August?

candlegal
by Judy on Jan. 6, 2013 at 8:10 AM

what mural?

blues_pagan
by on Jan. 6, 2013 at 8:13 AM
sorry, it didn't paste the photo, I edited it to add the photo.
Thomigirl
by Gold Member on Jan. 6, 2013 at 8:23 AM

"Bostonians Freak Out About Mural Because..SHARIAHH!"

What the??? What does that even mean?

candlegal
by Judy on Jan. 6, 2013 at 8:32 AM
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I really hope they didn't pay the artist a whole lot of money for this.

blues_pagan
by on Jan. 6, 2013 at 8:55 AM
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 I hope they did lol.  That was a lot of work and I think the piece is unique and thought provoking.

that is the great thinga about art, to each his own.

Quoting candlegal:

I really hope they didn't pay the artist a whole lot of money for this.

 

momtoscott
by Platinum Member on Jan. 6, 2013 at 9:04 AM

 Must have been short-lived, I didn't see anything about it on the news here in the Boston area.  I don't watch Fox though. 

I thought it was a girl from looking at the picture.  Didn't look like a terrorist to me. 

supercarp
by Silver Member on Jan. 6, 2013 at 9:15 AM
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I love the colors, but having studied anatomy I perceive that that body posistion is not compatible with life.. The eyes don't look healthy, either.

isaiahsmomma86
by on Jan. 6, 2013 at 9:21 AM
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Looks. Like a homeless kid trying to keep warm. People are ignorant.
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owl0210
by Bronze Member on Jan. 6, 2013 at 9:25 AM
I saw it every day on my way to work and it doesn't phase me.
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