July 9, 2009

"Also he likes to be a gangsta."

A controversy over a photograph on display in the Madison Municipal Building.

14 comments:

ricpic said...

Photographer Sandy Woytal-Weber...

Never trust a won't give up her maiden name feminist.

Jason (the commenter) said...

If there were a god, they'd surly send disasters to places like Madison. Each complaint is evidence of complete and total decadence; that their producer lives in their very own Sodom or Gomorrah--so full of themselves that they have nothing better to do than set the violence of the state against their fellow citizens.

traditionalguy said...

The local responsable adults are shocked that an 11 year old needs to act like a gang member. So far so good. But why does the boy need that image to feel that he can live safely in Madison? Sounds like the local public school has been wrecked by Politically Correct doctrines and the local school teachers union requiring the protection of teachers only. But what the heck, scapegoat the kids again. They have no votes. Condemn this kid for being vulgar in public in this safe, clean town of upstanding (but willfully blind) adult citizens.

chuck b. said...

The photograph was part of the annual "InterConnection: A Bridge Across the Borderline"...

Keep on pushin' me baby, don't you know you drive me crazy...

Any pictures of kids hunting?

traditionalguy said...

Has the Daily Kos blamed this Gangsta child's feelings of his being bullied in his school and neighborhood on Sarah Palin's being a "Quitter" yet? Stay tuned.

Jason (the commenter) said...

If we could find a way to tax people who make stupid complaints we could easily balance the budget.

halojones-fan said...

Making a "v" sign is something that urban Asians often do when you're taking a photograph; it's just the "photograph pose", like the American "square off to the camera and smile real big".

And I'll bet ten bucks that the only reason these two complainants thought that it was a "gang sign" was because of the beginning of "Iron Man".

Scott M said...

You can't please everyone all the time and, in the end, you get heaps of toast drenched in milque. This is the unfortunate fundamental flaw in social democracy.

I say screw it. If they all think we're the new Rome, let's give 'em a real Pax Americana and be done with it :)

MadisonMan said...

Hard to comment on a photo you can't see, but I will note that the photographer thought her 11-yo subject was playing. So why throw adult interpretation onto a kid's act?

Scott M said...

And, for the record, yes, it's inappropriate. The two examples brought up in the article, bikini's and klan outfits, were apt analogies.

Pogo said...

Ah, the liberal white man's burden, sailing between the Scylla of multiculturalism and the Charybdis of gang violence.

Damned if you damn them, and damned if you don't.
Damnit, what's a lefty to do?

TMink said...

The photograph is telling of the the poverty of American culture. I think it should have been enlarged to poster size so we can weep.

Trey

AST said...

Instead of the tyranny of the majority, we now have the tyranny of the lone complainer. It's like there's a big contest going on all the time for who can find the most reasons to be offended.

I've thought many times lately how much of our modern problems, especially political, legal and PC issues, could be solved by reference to the stories we learned as children, such as Aesop's fables, The Emperor's New Clothes, The Little Red Hen, the Goose that laid golden eggs, especially Chicken Little, etc.

PatCA said...

Where's the pic? Has the paper deemed it too scary objectionable for us readers?