Nut job attacks painting in National Gallery because it looks gay

  • KissTheSky

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    Apr 07, 2011 3:25 AM GMT
    Last Friday this woman walks into the Gauguin retrospective at the National Gallery in DC. She sees a painting depicting two shirtless female Tahitian natives and goes nuts, trying to rip it off the wall and pounding on a plexiglass covering with her fists. She is tackled by a museum visitor and hauled away by guards. She later tells police that nudity is evil and bad for children and the painting is "very homosexual" and she wants to burn it. Oh, and she thinks she works for the CIA and has a transmitter in her brain and she wants to kill the cops.

    Of course Gauguin was completely straight... too much so, some might say, since he dumped his wife and spend the rest of his life sleeping with a succession of women in the South Seas. icon_lol.gif

    Here's the painting, which was not damaged:
    http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/works-of-art/49.58.1
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    Apr 07, 2011 3:27 AM GMT
    If she had touched a Matisse I would have personally flown out to rip her jugular out with my teeth. Glad the G man is alright, tho!
  • cmdrkoenig67

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    Apr 07, 2011 3:35 AM GMT
    Wow, she sounds totally cracked...I'm glad the painting is okay.
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    Apr 07, 2011 3:36 AM GMT
    Everyone knows that it's the Washington Monument that turns kids gay.


    The nutjob probably never heard of the Mahu tradition in Tahiti or she really would have had a fit.
  • XxXxXxAZNxXxX...

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    Apr 07, 2011 4:57 AM GMT
    IDIOTS
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    Apr 07, 2011 6:52 AM GMT
    Gaugin being about the most un-gay man ever.
  • DCEric

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    Apr 07, 2011 10:07 AM GMT
    I love these people. They do more for our cause than HRC.
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    Apr 07, 2011 10:15 AM GMT
    But it does look kind of gay, doesn't it? icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Apr 07, 2011 10:16 AM GMT
    WOW! What a loon.
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    Apr 07, 2011 10:48 AM GMT
    Ariodante saidIf she had touched a Matisse I would have personally flown out to rip her jugular out with my teeth. Glad the G man is alright, tho!


    Why stop there with anyone who tries to defile art.
  • swedeinusa

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    Apr 07, 2011 4:24 PM GMT
    Would probably have a heart attack if she saw some of Michelangelo's lovely men.
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    Apr 07, 2011 4:26 PM GMT
    swedeinmiami saidWould probably have a heart attack if she saw some of Michelangelo's lovely men.
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    Doesn't sound like a bad punishment. Let's do that, death through education.
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    Apr 07, 2011 4:27 PM GMT
    The sad thing is, no matter how decent and homo-friendly our society becomes, until we cure mental illness this stuff will always happen. It's not the homophobia in her heart, it's the Hitler in her head.
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    Apr 07, 2011 4:41 PM GMT
    Kind of funny .... lol.... sounds like something out of family guy.
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    Apr 07, 2011 4:53 PM GMT
    art critics could no doubt describe her outburst as expressive art in itself! Maybe she could make regular appearances at the TATE modern, they love that kind of shit! :-)