A street artist in Melbourne Australia got in a little trouble when he painted a giant mural of Hillary Clinton in a bathing suit with $100 bills tucked into the sides.
The city threatened the artist with fines for breaking city ordinances about gender, explained by a statement by the city council’s chief executive.
“We believe that this mural is offensive because of the depiction of a near-naked woman, not on the basis of disrespect to Hillary Clinton, and it is not in keeping with our stance on gender equity”
The artist decided to paint over the entire mural, but not all of it.
The artist turned the bikini clad presidential hopeful into a woman wearing a Muslim Burka.
This is no longer a wall of a supposed “offensive and near naked” Hillary Clinton, a beautiful Muslim woman. pic.twitter.com/M7Uzr4gqBC
— LUSHSUX (@lushsux) August 1, 2016
The painting makes a strong statement and was a very creative way to combat the complaints of the city council.
The artists also added a quote to the second version saying, “If this Muslim woman offends you, you are a bigot, racist, sexist Islamophobe.” (We cleaned up some of the spelling)
Either way, Hillary seems more comfortable in a burka than a bikini.
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