Monday, June 9, 2008

Racism BEEN pullin' capers

As an artist, I can fully identify with the necessity of letting your soul bleed into a medium of your choice.
For those that don't know, now you'll know:
It's far more soul- satisfying and freeing to pick up a brush, spray can, hell, even a dayum keyboard to convey personal views and opinions than it is to simply speak these truths. There's just something about marrying your thoughts with a creative outlet that's like food to your soul.
Believe me, like Lupe and that curly-haired homechick: SavvyFatty has saved my life!

However, the below images (sent from my girl Fre and spotted here, as well **shaking head**) reach FAR BEYOND artistic expression and cross that crackhead-thin line into being purposely offensive and downright racist.
It's both appalling and daunting to witness such hatred and disdain for CHANGE. We've had CENTURIES of the same ol', same ol'. And look how far it's gotten us. [/sarcasm]

What's worse is the fact that the artist responsible, Yazmany Arboleda, has a lot of gotdayumed nerve since his ass is an ethnic minority just like Obama. And living in these here United States I'm quite SURE he's experienced unnecessary and unfair treatment at the hand of those who'd probably most appreciate his exhibit.

When asked about his intentions and plans for the exhibit, Arboleda stated: “It’s art. It’s not supposed to be harmful. It’s about character assassination — about how Obama and Hillary have been portrayed by the media,” [Source]

If that's true, then I'm WIT IT.

If not...then I'm on the fast track to creating my own exhibit and website, both tentatively titled:
Unlike Arboleda's, mine would be type-simple; consisting only of a room filled with a wall of rough and ready shirtless, Dickies and Chucks-wearin' West Coast muhfuckas, complete with chain-leashed pit bulls with insatiable appetites for racially, ethnically, and culturally divisive bullshit.

So peep the pics below and give me your thoughts on Arboleda's exhibit. Is he spouting racism or shining a spotlight on the media's character assassination of the Democratic ticket's frontrunners:

^^^My personal low of the exhibit. CRYING SHAME.
I think, "Say ANYthing about the adults. Just leave lil', innocent Sasha (L) and Malia (2nd from R) OUT of it, mayne.


kayellejaye said...

Is that 3rd picture a penis?!

This hurts my heart no matter what his attentions are.

Hollatyogirl said...

I understand what he was trying to do but it was uncalled for. He's not making any point that we haven't already heard as far as media character assassination.

FYI-My medium of choice is a vocoder.

Savv'alier said...

Yup, that's the good ol' magic stick you're seeing, lookin' like a rock hard, but delicious Three Musketeers bar up against that poor unsuspecting wall. **mouth watering...for more reasons than 1**

Vocoder, homey?!?!!? Did you type 'VOCODER' in my comments section when you KNOW I'm at work and need breff to make it through the day?!?!!?
**doin' the motorcycle on yo azz**
MEET ME IN THE TRAP!! You goin' DOWN, muhfucka!!

Lil' Creole Pimp said...

He ain't gotta fuck with other folks' kids.

I'm know I'm not exactly one to talk but "Nappy Headed Hoes"... Don Imus didn't make you do that, man.

And when did I get old enough to peep wall the wall dicks?

*covers eyes with both hands*

Shayla said...

I believe this is an undercover attempt at racism. Unfortunately some people of Middle Eastern descent have unflattering views about African-Americans due to the media's biased portrayal of the black community. Some of them fail to realize that without the contributions of our ancestors they would not have the rights they so freely enjoy in these United States. I'm not saying this is true of all Middle Easterners, but it is something I've noticed frequently.

Where are the sexist innuendos about Hillary Clinton? They seem to be conveniently missing. Furthermore, art is, by design, an interpretation of the artist's views. His exhibit is blatant racism. I see nothing artistic about it. It looks like something that would be depicted by a Klansman. When will people of color stop hating each other?

Savv'alier said...

Dayum, Shayla. You dun up and TOLD IT!! **applauds*

I doubt minorities will EVER stop hating each other. We're too busy trying to BUY our way into White Acceptance to look at what we've all contributed to this global society.