Art donors outraged after Smithsonian removes video that offended Catholics
Catholic World News - December 14, 2010
The Andy Warhol Foundation has threatened to withdraw support from the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, after the National Portrait Gallery removed a video that had outraged Catholics.
The Warhol Foundation demanded that the video by David Wojnarowicz, which depicted ants crawling across a crucifix, be returned to public viewing in the National Portrait Gallery. The removal of the video was “blatant censorship,” the group said. Other art galleries have begun showing the video in a protest against the Smithsonian Institution’s decision.
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Posted by: dover beachcomber -
Dec. 15, 2010 2:28 AM ET USA
The Warhol people and the other complainers don't want true freedom of expression; they want license for their viewpoint and suppression of everyone else's.
Posted by: umpynelson3459 -
Dec. 14, 2010 8:19 PM ET USA
Blatant censorship they say? Maybe they should have put a Q'ran on the floor and let the ants crawl on it. I'm sure that would go over well too. I know that we are taught to turn the other cheek. But we have turned it so much now that they slap us with impunity when ever they want. A soul gets tired of nonsense.