May 30, 2010 12:56 PM GMT
First of all, I'm not mocking death and I'm taking this very seriously (a rare bond with me and the internet). It sent my brain into turmoil when President Ahmadinejad claimed in 2007 in a speech that there were no gays in Iran. I thought that was most fucking ironic thing. So I paraphrased his false claims and put it into perspective on WHY there are no gays in Iran. Because if they're not put to death they're scared shitless in fearing being put to death.
I hope I can convey the sardonic tone of this and spread the message. I really hope people don't take this and manipulate it into a celebration lionizing Iran. I feel like the picture and phrase combination is pretty clear that this is brutal and anyone supporting this is flat out fucked up in the head. How do you think this poster will impact people in general?
Please don't take this out of context. I just want to send the message that DEATH to gays for being gay is not okay. This is the worst case scenario. I don't want to get into a debate on which country is worse than Iran. And I don't want to debate about Muslims or Muslim countries in general (many are not nearly as bad as Iran, some Non-Muslim countries are worse than Iran. Iran is awful because of people like Ahmadinejad who abuse power, not because of the Muslim faith in and of itself.) I want to highlight these TEENAGER deaths and spread the message that THIS is definitely not ok.