LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — The chancellor at the University of Kansas agreed Wednesday to have an art display that includes an altered U.S. flag taken down, after Gov. Jeff Colyer and other GOP political candidates complained that it was disrespectful, Colyer’s spokesman said, KSHB Local 41 News reports.
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“Dear Colleagues, There has been much discussion today about a public art exhibit on our campus featuring an artist’s depiction of an American flag. Our Spencer Museum, along with other institutions nationally, have participated in this year-long series of exhibits intended to foster difficult conversations.Over the course of the day, the conversation around this display has generated public safety concerns for our campus community. While we want to foster difficult dialogue, we cannot allow that dialogue to put our people or property in harm’s way. We have begun the process of relocating the exhibit to the Spencer Museum of Art, where we can continue the important conversation it has generated.” ~ KU Chancellor Douglas A. Girod
According to the artist’s description, the black paint drippings are in the shape of a divided America, to reflect the country’s polarization. The sock is supposed to represent the recent detaining of immigrant children at the border.
There we have it, a New York “Artist” that runs with the democratic agenda that is abusing children for their propaganda. This never had anything to do with art, this was a political statement.
Earlier Wednesday, Kansas Gov. Jeff Coyler issued a statement saying, “The disrespectful display of a desecrated American flag on the KU campus is absolutely unacceptable. Men and women have fought and bled for that flag and to use it in this manner is beyond disrespectful. I demand that it be taken down immediately.” Fox 4 Kansas City
Chris “Badger” Thomas is a Veteran who served our country as an Army Combat Medic.