U. Alaska Displays Prof’s Art Depicting Trump’s Severed Head
And just like that, free speech on campus is important again.
For anyone who hasn’t been paying attention, here’s a quick recap of where we are now. If Ann Coulter or any other conservative wants to speak on a college campus, it’s justification for a riot. If a professor decides to paint the president as beheaded, it’s an important free speech issue. Got it?
Campus Reform reports:
U Alaska art exhibition displays Trump’s severed head
The University of Alaska Anchorage is displaying a professor’s painting that depicts Captain America holding the severed head of President Donald Trump.
The work, created by Assistant Professor of Painting Thomas Chung, is being presented as part of a month-long faculty art exhibition in the university’s fine arts gallery, reports KTUU.
“It’s an image of the actor who plays Captain America, and two eagles are sort of screaming into his ears, and he’s holding the severed head of Trump, and there’s a young Hillary Clinton clinging to his leg,” Chung said to describe his painting. “I was reminded of those 80’s rock posters, where there’s a woman in tattered clothes clinging to a strong male hero’s leg.”
A Facebook post by Paul Berger, a former UAA faculty member, shows that the painting is visible from outside of the gallery entrance and will be the first thing people see as they enter.
“I’m not sure how I want to respond to this,” Berger wrote. “First thing that comes to mind is freedom of expression, fair enough (although, I might wager the severed head of our former president might illicit [sic] a different response from the administration of UAA and their student body). The second is public funding of our university system.”
No big deal. Everyone on the left would have been fine with a similar tribute to Obama eight years ago, right?
FOX News covered the story yesterday:
Thomas Chung, the professor who created the painting, has apparently become the target of threats.
Alaska Dispatch News reports:
UAA art professor finds himself the target of threats for Trump painting
A University of Alaska Anchorage professor’s dramatic painting of “Captain America” actor Chris Evans holding the severed head of President Donald Trump by the hair has prompted hate mail and threats causing the artist to request a police escort.
“The school was receiving calls from people trying to find out what classrooms I taught in. That’s when it seemed like we needed some kind of security,” said the artist, assistant professor of painting Thomas Chung.
“I have a police escort taking me to and from class and standing outside the classroom so my students and myself are safe. That’s my biggest concern.”
The University Police Department is armed and offers escorts to anyone on campus who needs help or feels they need protection.
Remember when Democrats lectured about America needing a “new tone” in politics?
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Not just freedom of speech, but freedom to self identify as a mindless d*ck.
Here’s an idea. Paint one of Obama’s severed head with the Joker makeup, being held up by Ann Coulter and pissed on by the Virgin Mary – and display it right next to this painting every time it is shown publicly.
Then see what this hack has to say about freedom of expression.
Actually I want to see a much friendlier, happier picture of Obama, nothing violent like this. I want to see a picture of Obama leaning against a fencepost in front of a cornfield, barefoot and wearing bib overalls. And he would be grinnin’ and eatin a big ol slice of watermelon. And Sasha and Malia would be laughing and chasin a hog, and wearing a whole bunch of lil rags tied in their hair, and Moochelle would be washing some clothes in a tub with a washboard with her hair tied up in a bandana.
See now that would be a sweet wholesome family scene, who could possibly object to that???
and standing outside the classroom so my students and myself are safe.
I wouldn’t guess that the students are being threatened.
“The University Police Department is armed and offers escorts to anyone on campus who needs help or feels they need protection.”
If you believe that, wear a Trump hat on campus and ask the police for help when being threatened. Like the Berkeley police, they will find many reasons to allow others to assault you.
The left is slowly digging it’s own grave.
This is just another shovel full of dirt.
Wasn’t there a rodeo clown that was fired and black balled for wearing an obama mask?
Yes, and that same clown had done the same for Bush and Clinton for years and years before.
“Democrat Party Psychos – We’re Special!”
“And we have the short bus to prove it!”
No, no, no. Progressives are not hypocrites. Only certain kinds of free speech are acceptable. All speech pushing the progressive narrative qualifies as free speech under the First Amendment. Speech that counters that narrative is speech that qualifies for Howard Dean’s hate speech exception to the First Amendment.
Assistant painter? I have some lawn furniture that needs painting. Maybe an assistant could handle the job, but I want it to look like Johnny Benches’ bench. No, probably the assistant painter just masks off stuff and stirs the paint.
Would it be racist if someone were to sneak in and place a picture of Obama’s head over Trump’s. Or then again, what about a picture of Mr. Chung’s head.
I didn’t realize ones brain can suffer frostbite. Always something new in Los Anchorage these days.
Any “art” is OK as long as it encourages HATE against anyone not toeing the “party” line !