A silent protest in Love Park, downtown Philadelphia orchestrated by performance artists protesting the murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson. The onslaught of passerby’s wanting to take photos with the statue exemplifies the disconnect in American society. Simply frame out the dead body, and it doesn’t exist.
Here are some observations by one of the artists involved in the event:
I don’t know who any of these folks are.
They were tourists I presume.
But I heard most of what everything they said. A few lines in particular stood out. There’s one guy not featured in the photos. His friends were trying to get him to join the picture but he couldn’t take his eyes off the body.
"Something about this doesn’t feel right. I’m going to sit this one out, guys." "Com’on man… he’s already dead."
There were a billion little quips I heard today. Some broke my heart. Some restored my faith in humanity. There was an older white couple who wanted to take a picture under the statue.
The older gentleman: “Why do they have to always have to shove their politics down our throats.” Older woman: “They’re black kids, honey. They don’t have anything better to do.”
One woman even stepped over the body to get her picture. But as luck would have it the wind blew the caution tape and it got tangle around her foot. She had to stop and take the tape off. She still took her photo.
There was a guy who yelled at us… “We need more dead like them. Yay for the white man!”
"One young guy just cried and then gave me a hug and said ‘thank you. It’s nice to know SOMEBODY sees me.’
I’m just gonna keep reblogging this because this is truly how white America works. Like people have their weddings on plantations, Blackface was and still is a major source of entertainment and the biggest movie of all time was Gone With the Wind. White America will kill Black people and then smile and laugh and enjoy their day it sickens me that we’re treated this way.
While I am very disgusted by this, I’m almost positive the child taking the photo of her (mum?) in the 5th photo are Asian.
Just a side fact.
when i went out to go see Maleficent, when i saw this fairy
I was like “Haha that looks like Umbridge”
and then she changed into a human
And I was like “HOLY SHIT THAT IS UMBRIDGE!!111!”
and a couple rows behind me, I heard someone say “You must not tell lies” and I lost it
SHES THE "PINK" ONE
Rarely do we give praise to the writers, directors, composers, design team, make-up team, stage handlers, house managers, stage managers, ushers, volunteers, choreographers, agents, script consultant, lighting, , musicians and arrangers.
We tend focus a lot on the actors (well deserved), but we forget to thank those behind the scenes.
So, a huge thank you to all!
So there’s these two guys I know who always talk and when one talks, the other just crosses his arms then stares. In this picture, the one in the red is talking about trucks, which the one in the blue-gray wasn’t paying attention to. The one in red even asked the one in blue what his favorite truck is.
His response was, “yeah, same.”
Update: Guy in red got sad because a girl made fun of his drawing. Guy in the blue asked him this.
that is very cute
This is so absurdly creepy
yeah, seriously, can we stop taking pics of kids without their knowledge and posting them online without their consent????
also this is fetishizing queer relationships and being creepy as fuck so yeah, please stop
hey hey hey i got permission.
this isnt fetishizing anything.
because guess what.
THEYRE FUCKING DATING.
A big ol’ cup of plot twist in here
And I ship it ♡
I love a good plot twist XD
My house is strange. There’s me, i’m bisexual, and I live with my gay brother and my asexual fiance.
My brother and I have the same taste in boys, but i’m really the only one who likes girls, and my fiance is generally just really excited about dragons.
Dude I want this sitcom
is generally just really excited about dragons