A professor at an Alaska university has put a painting of President Donald Trump’s decapitated head on display at the college art gallery.
Thomas Chung, assistant professor of Painting at the University of Alaska Anchorage, painted a portrait of a “Captain America” actor holding Trump’s severed head with two eagles to his side and a young Hillary Clinton holding onto the actor’s leg, as reported by KTUU.
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“I was reminded of those 80’s rock posters,” said Chung, “where there’s a woman in tattered clothes clinging to a strong male hero’s leg.” (RELATED: Colgate Advertises Russian Courses With Poster Of Putin Holding A Baby Trump)
The professor explained that the 2016 presidential election results influenced his painting.
“After Trump was elected, I spent days just weeping,” explained the professor. “And it was really surprising, because I’m not a political person. I am a social artist. I deal mostly in ideals of culture and global culture, but this election bled into that.”
Paul Berger, a former Anchorage professor and self-described conservative, shared his opinion on the painting.
“The painting itself, I kind of found disturbing,” Berger told KTUU. “The image itself was very graphic. So from that point of view, and as a father, trying to explain to my children what the artist is trying to say … [it’s] difficult.”
“Had the roles been reversed, and it was Obama’s head hanging there, I think the outrage would be fantastic. As a free speech advocate, everyone has a right to express their opinion the way they want to express them. But as a parent and a citizen, there’s a discussion. In a university setting, what’s appropriate?”
The Daily Caller News Foundation reached out to Professor Chung for comment, but did not receive a response in time for publication.
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