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A street artist in Australia who painted a controversial mural showing Hillary Clinton in a swimsuit has covered her image with a niqab after the local council threatened to impose a fine.
The mural, by an artist known as Lushsux, generated complaints from residents in the Melbourne suburb of Footscray after it depicted the U.S. presidential candidate in a stars-and-stripes swimsuit with US$100 bills tucked into her waist.
The council deemed the mural sexist and ordered that it be removed within 10 days. Lushsux proceeded to dress Clinton in a full-body veil, writing alongside the mural: “If this Muslim woman offends u, u r a bigot, racist, sexist Islamophobe.”
In a social media post, he added: “This is no longer a wall of a supposed ‘offensive and near naked’ Hillary Clinton, it is now a depiction of a beautiful Muslim woman. No reasonable person would consider this offensive.”
Brooklyn, New York, 1947
Gelatin silver print / printed in 2007
Image: 19.8 x 29.8 cm / Paper: 22.9 x 30.4 cm
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WICHITA, Kan. — A Kansas dad’s touching gesture of getting a tattoo to match a scar his young son was left with following brain cancer surgery is winning kudos on the Internet.
Josh Marshall told ABC News his eight-year-old son Gabriel was left bald with a large horseshoe scar on the right side of his head after undergoing surgery to remove a brain tumour. Marshall says Gabriel was so self-conscious that “he felt like a monster.”
Last August, Marshall got a tattoo to match, telling his son, “if people want to stare at you, then they can stare at both of us.”
A photo of the pair took first place in the St. Baldrick’s Foundation’s #BestBaldDad competition on Father’s Day and has since gone viral.
Marshall says Gabriel is doing well and has another MRI scheduled next week.
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