City officials complained when they saw street art of Hillary Clinton in a bikini. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in an American flag bikini that appeared on the side of a building in Melbourne, Australia, last week has now been changed dramatically.
Popular Australian street artist Lushsux painted the disgraced former Secretary of State in a suburb of Footscray with $100 dollar bills tucked into the waist of her bikini bottoms. But now the artist has covered Shrillary in a niqab, a garment worn by Muslim women where only the eyes are uncovered.
A street artist in Australia who painted a controversial mural showing Hillary Clinton in a swimsuit has covered her image with a niqab after the local council threatened to impose a fine.
The mural, by an artist known as Lushsux, generated complaints from residents in the Melbourne suburb of Footscray after it depicted the U.S. presidential candidate in a stars-and-stripes swimsuit with US$100 bills tucked into her waist.
The council deemed the mural sexist and ordered that it be removed within 10 days. Lushsux proceeded to dress Clinton in a full-body veil, writing alongside the mural: “If this Muslim woman offends u, u r a bigot, racist, sexist Islamophobe.”
In a social media post, he added: “This is no longer a wall of a supposed ‘offensive and near naked’ Hillary Clinton, it is now a depiction of a beautiful Muslim woman. No reasonable person would consider this offensive.”
Video: Hillary Clinton swimsuit mural in West Footscray Melbourne
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