Civic Leaders Prefer Bird Mural Over Chimp Mural
"A Texas artist whose proposed mural featuring a chimp dressed like a hula dancer was rejected said neighborhood leaders preferred a bird in a German hat.
Robert Tatum's original design featured a chimp in a bikini top and grass skirt with 'Tibetan dream clouds' coming from its open head. He said neighborhood leaders were concerned the mural could be seen as culturally insensitive.These neighborhood leaders are birdbrains for choosing a bird wearing a hat over a chimp in a bikini top and a grass skirt.
Monkeys and chimps are synonymous with fun while birds, even ones donning a hat, only bring bird droppings to mind.
I'd like to write "Politically-Correct Tomfoolery" on a bat and then proceed to bat the living hell out of the chimp-hating neighborhood leaders. I seriously doubt that Tibetans would take exception to the chimp mural, and how many people of Tibetan descent are in Texas anyway?
Why does the bird have to wear a freaking German hat? Why not a Texas Rangers baseball cap?
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