This morning, the National Portrait Gallery (of the Smithsonian) unveiled two portraits of the Obamas. They should’ve kept the covers on, as there is much mockery. But wait: there’s one more very racist surprise (see REAL RACISM: BlackLivesMatter Leader Calls for Genocide of White People… and Dear Liberals: You’re Now Creating More Real Racism Than Ever).
First, let’s take a peek at the original paintings.
Michelle Obama is an elegant lady and the portrait looks nice. But clearly, the artist drew someone else. pic.twitter.com/659jRDHY33
— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) February 12, 2018
Looks like the artist was a high schooler with a broken Xbox and too many number-2 pencils.
Then there’s this:
Can we talk about how stunningly powerful it is to see a black man in a garden the way Kehinde Wiley painted Barack Obama?!
It dismantles so much and creates new visions of masculinity that black men rarely have the public permission to explore. pic.twitter.com/pwycHtbbDX
— Brittany Packnett (@MsPackyetti) February 12, 2018
Oh. A garden. That’s what it’s supposed to be. To the untrained eye, it looked like a chair levitating in front of a man-eating shrub.
In case the paintings above didn’t already blind your seeing orifices, we have an interesting factoid about the painter of Obama’s piece: he loves to paint pics of decapitated white women.
Yes, for inquiring minds, those are technically better paintings. Balanced. Full of depth. Realistic — in the way they portray Black Lives Matter.
Picture a white painter who enjoys portraying white women holding the bloodied heads of black women. Who was then embraced by Trump for painting a portrait of the First Family. Social justice mobs would burn his house down. The FBI would show up on his doorstep to arrest him for “hate crimes.” Angry feminists would call for his castration. Conversely, this list applies in no way to the paintings above. Instead, this racist man was asked to paint the face of a former president. For money.
Discrimination, in intangible measures (like the paintings above), toward people because of skin color is racism. All races should be treated equally, but the images above constitute two inequalities. Firstly, white people being violently targeted for their creaminess. Secondly, giving black people a “get out of jail free” card for being the discriminators. Burning the racist candle at both ends.
Speaking of racism, there’s now a test for knowing whether or not a person has white privilege. Behold: