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See How a Street Artist Fixed His 'Offensive' Clinton Mural


“We believe that this mural is offensive."

After painting a large mural of a swimsuit-clad Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, an Australian street artist has redone his work of art — this time covering the former secretary of state in a black burqa.

The city of Maribyrnong, northwest of Melbourne, reportedly took issue with the original mural, claiming that the artwork violated its gender equity policy. Clinton, in the mural, wore a risqué American flag swimsuit with $100 bills tucked into the waistband.

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In a statement to the Guardian, Stephen Wall, chief executive of the town council, said:

We believe that this mural is offensive because of the depiction of a near-naked woman, not on the basis of disrespect to Hillary Clinton, and it is not in keeping with our stance on gender equity.

We contacted Victoria police to provide their opinion on the matter, and they deemed the mural to be offensive and in contravention of the Graffiti Prevention Act 2007, which council is responsible for enforcing.

But before the town could have the mural removed, the artist who goes by Lushsux, redid the mural and covered Clinton in a head-to-toe black burqa. Next to his new work, he wrote, “If this Muslim woman offends u, u r a bigot, racist, sexist, Islamaphobe.”

Clinton isn’t the only presidential contender — or even celebrity — to be the subject of Lushux’s work. He has painted unflattering murals of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and his wife, Melania Trump, as well.

Lushsux also claimed his Instagram account was shut down after the town of Maribyrnong complained about his Clinton mural. HIs new Instagram account showcases many of his works.

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