Surprise, Surprise, People Are Pissed About This Picture Of Kathy Griffin Holding A “Bloody” Trump Mask (UPDATE)
When Jabba the Trump won the election, Amanda Palmer said that it’s going to be a shit show but at least the world would get some “amazing satirically political art” Well, ask and ye shall receive, Amanda!
The edgiest artist who ever arted, Tyler Shields, and proud attention whore Kathy Griffin got together and made some HIGH ART that’s got both sides shaking their heads. Some conservatives, including Jabba the Trump Jr., have dropped their champagne popsicles to wave a fist of rage at Kathy and demand that the FBI stop investigating Russia and start investigating that ginger threat to POTUS (they didn’t say that but I’m sure Trump will). Some liberals, including Chelsea Clinton, are side-eying Kathy like, “Bitch, you ain’t helping.”
About a week after, Shia LaBeouf had a meltdown in a Jerry’s Deli over french fries (understandable) and got kicked out, he has announced that he’s going away from civilization for a month. No, Shia is not checking himself into anger management rehab. Shia will be art-ing.
After taking a short break in art piece purgatory, Shia LaBeouf’s anti-Trump art installation HE WILL NOT DIVIDE US is back in business. And just like the last time it was temporarily shut down, it’s once again moving on to a new location.
Not long after Shia and partners, Nastja Säde Rönkkö and Luke Turner, mounted a camera outside of the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens, NY, he got arrested and later got into a fight with a Nazi and it was shut down. It was then moved to Albuquerque, NM, where it was shut down after shots were fired in the area. It was then moved to an undisclosed location and replaced simply with a flag. According to the HE WILL NOT DIVIDE US website (via Entertainment Weekly), the project is leaving the U.S. and traveling across the pond to Liverpool, UK.
Apparently people were so divided over the message of Shia’s art project that it had to be divided from the country it was created for. HE WILL NOT DIVIDE US has been adopted by the Foundation for Art and Creative Technology. FACT confirmed the news today on Twitter.
— FACT (@FACT_Liverpool) March 22, 2017
There’s no word on what the UK edition of HE WILL NOT DIVIDE US will entail, like if it will remain a flag or go back to being a mounted camera, or if it will have a uniquely British name like STRICTLY COME DIVIDING. But I have full confidence that HWNDU will be much more successful in the UK. If trashy UK reality shows have taught me anything, it’s that you can always count on British people to bring loads of class and hours of entertainment when you put them in front of a camera.
As Professor Dame St. Angie Jolie graced the brains of the peons with her knowledge at the London School of Economics, and her holy hard nipples graced the eyes of the Archbishop of Canterbury during a meeting, a sad Brad Pitt was making sad art while listening to sad songs. Future art historians will look to this period in time as the rich douche renaissance led by the masters James Franco, Shia LaBeouf and Brad Pitt!
Reminder: Katy Perry’s new single Chained To The Rhythm is not a mash-up of Grace Jones’ Slave To The Rhythm and Erasure’s Chains Of Love. It’s a “woke” anthem that was co-written by be-wigged song-writing machine Sia and is about how we’re all oblivious hamsters happily living in a safe bubble and we need to wait the fuck up. Well, it did the trick. Because about 10 seconds into Katy’s song, my brain did wake up and it sent out the message: Bitch, fuck this shit, listen to Slave To The Rhythm instead!
On Inauguration Day last month, Shia LaBeouf and his partners in HIGH ARTISTRY launched their newest art project, which was supposed to: a) Bring the people together during these gross times and; b) Last for the next four years. Err, well, it brought people together in a “fist to face” sort of way, and they baaaarely missed their goal of lasting until 2021. Shia’s project “He Will Not Divide Us” got divided from the Museum of the Moving Image after not even four weeks.