Alex Blaze

If the Religious Right Would Just Take Art Appreciation 101

Filed By Alex Blaze | February 02, 2011 3:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Entertainment
Tags: Bill Donohue, David Wojnarowicz, fire in my belly, HIV/AIDS, LGBT, LGBT people

This is your laugh of the day.

David-Wojnarowicz-fire-in-my-belly.pngThe Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery's board of regents voted to support the museum secretary's decision to remove David Wojnarowicz's "Fire in My Belly" from an exhibition a few months back. Here's the punchline:

[Smithsonian Board of Regents member John] McCarter said including the video, which had a few seconds of ants crawling on a crucifix by gay artist David Wojnarowicz, "was not a mistake." The mistake was not having enough time to explain the iconography of the art itself and its meaning at the onset of the AIDS crisis.

Because Bill Donohue's problem is just that he didn't get the symbolism! Hahahahahahaha!

The Religious Right declared war on American culture about three or four decades ago. McCarter, who is supposed to be not just guarding American culture but helping it thrive, has no excuse for being so naive.


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