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Re: Jersey City Residents Decry Offensive Murals Commissioned by the City
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It is about time someone commented on these murals. The one near White Castle on Newark Avenue nearly caused car crashes when it was put up. Drivers were startled by the image of the tiger.
lol what? What kind of moron is started enough by a mural of a tiger that they nearly crash?

I hope the city ignores the crybaby that is whining about this mural. Hopefully they learned their lesson from the Monopoly board debacle that there will always be someone complaining about something. If it isn't a patronizing social justice white person getting offended on the behalf of minorities, it will be a right-wing religious nut with a persecution complex complaining about tigers or God knows what else.

In this very thread we have two great examples. Yvonne represents the latter. And this Sarah Ordway person represents the former. I'm seriously sick of self-righteous white people deciding that they need to get offended on behalf of minorities. It's incredibly patronizing and honestly offensive. Not much different than the thinking of old that white people had to "steward" the "noble savages" and other races that were somehow incapable of looking after themselves.

Best to just ignore everyone and let the artist do what they want, so long as it's not obscene.

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again.. this is jersey city. not Philadelphia. is there some law that states that a mural has to be history or related to the city? art is art. i still dont understand your beef with it.

what other censorship in jc are we ignoring? downtown chain stores? thats not censorship. what are they trying to establish or communicate that is being repressed?

so now it comes down to it because YOU dont like it and because YOU dont think its at the level of some other place. See that is censorship

tell me exactly what is offensive about it without quoting some other person who sounds like she is butt hurt about something, maybe she didnt get picked to do a mural.

Posted on: 5/6 12:04
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This is about the murals in Jersey City and the decry of offensive art. Those who are against art censorship are silent to censorship elsewhere in JC, that is hyprocisy. Besides, the art here is not of the same level as the outdoor in Philadelphia. It shows the history of its people and the town. The art there is beautiful.

Posted on: 5/6 11:43
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What hyprocrites, people say no censorship but there is censorship with the ban on chain stores downtown. Why is one fine but not the other?


what are you babbling about? this conversation is about art why are you bringing in downtown chain stores? how does one relate to the other?


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What hyprocrites, people say no censorship but there is censorship with the ban on chain stores downtown. Why is one fine but not the other?

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Art by committee is worse than no art at all - it becomes boring, sanitized nonsense that forces the artist to water down their original vision. Nothing extraordinary gets created by a committee.

This is such a stupid idea and I have a hard time believing a legitimate artist would ever propose this. This means someone like Yvonne, who is offended by everything, will get veto power over someone else's artistic vision. The only murals she'll allow are ones that glorify either the church or parking lots.

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what exactly is wrong with the art? i think its great adds color and design to usual boring and drab areas.

someone was scared by a tiger mural? really? how is it any different than an ad for a circus or for any other marketing purpose?

one article has people mad because it doesnt include every race in jersey city?

another piece is being attacked because it has a wolf and a teepee? cmon on now we are stretching all this a bit too far. almost like these people are all moderators on Nextdoor site.

so i guess going forward we will have to just use abstract squares and circles because if we dont people will take things personally.

to me this is nothing more than more censorship and stifling of art by people who think that the world needs to revolve around them and only them.

and what is your issue with them Yvonne? this should be good

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It is about time someone commented on these murals. The one near White Castle on Newark Avenue nearly caused car crashes when it was put up. Drivers were startled by the image of the tiger.

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Jersey City Residents Decry Offensive Murals Commissioned by the City

A new petition demands a proper vetting process for murals and claims a number of them have failed to properly engage with the local history and community.

ersey City residents are calling on their mayor to restructure the city’s Mural Arts Program, criticizing the current policies of the nearly four-year-old initiative as inadequate and even harmful for their neighborhoods. An online petition organized by local artist Sarah Ordway demands a proper vetting process for potential murals that includes input from community members, noting that a number of chosen artworks have failed to properly engage with Jersey City’s history and community. As of press time, the petition had garnered more than 100 signatories.

Numerous artworks have frustrated residents since the program’s inception in 2013. Ordway’s petition highlights a mural local artist PAWN completed last Saturday on Sip Avenue, which encapsulates what she sees as the program’s failures. It is, as she writes in the petition, “blatantly insensitive to Native American history and culture,” featuring stereotypical iconography of a wolf howling at the moon and a teepee glowing beneath the torch of the Statue of Liberty.

https://hyperallergic.com/377287/jerse ... commissioned-by-the-city/


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