What in the fabric of all God’s creation has gone awry in the American Constitution when you think you can pack up your paints and go in a building and put Barack Obama’s children on the wall and title your piece “Nappy Headed Hos”?! Not to mention, that is only the beginning of the “display.” The first amendment only goes so far, especially when you’re talking about someone who could very well be our next President.
A 27-year old, Yazmany Arboleda, thought it would be a good idea to put up an exhibition entitled, “The Assassination of Hillary Clinton/ The Assassination of Barack Obama” in midtown Manhattan across the street from the New York Times. Obviously, he was interested in grabbing the attention of the paper (and he certainly did). But the attention he garnered ran a lot deeper than the NY-Times, in walks NYPD and the Secret Service. Play time officially OVER!
Arboleda is under the impression that his exhibition is “art.” He told the NY-Times, “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.” He added, “It’s about the media.” Well it wasn’t media putting the paper on the window covering the title, it was the LAW!
If you’d like to see the exhibit, make sure there’s no young one’s near you when you visit. It gets a little, shall we say, graphic. If you’d like a play-by-play of what happened that day as well as have access to links that take you to elaborate sites on Obama and Clinton that were put up by the “artist”, read the NY-Times story.