Photo credit: Twitter.com/Camila Sunn

Women’s rights mural gets defaced, causes outrage among netizens

April 23rd, 2019
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A lot of people around the world continue to fight for women’s rights by encouraging communities to fight gender stereotypes. While many of us opt to become an advocate for gender equality and even intend to raise money just to support a certain organization, others express their point of view through their works of art.

Recently, murals of sexual assault victims went viral online as it was reportedly destroyed by another artist. According to a Twitter post, a graffiti artist replaced the original work not only once, but twice.

this just screams "wHat aBoUt mHenS riGhTs??" pic.twitter.com/epQCjKr3KY

— sunn (@pusangkalat) April 4, 2019

The original wall painting aims to prevent catcalling and other forms of harassment in public to create a safer place for everyone. But after three days, the said artwork was replaced with spray-painted graffiti.

Photo credit: Facebook.com/Alex Castro

Unfortunately, the graffiti artist got the same treatment when another artist painted over a huge “RESPECT EACH OTHER” on his work. But it doesn’t stop there, as someone also defaced the painted quote with “RESPECT EACH ODER” that triggered online users.

Photo credit: Facebook.com/Alex Castro

Photo credit: Facebook.com/Alex Castro

Unfortunately, the graffiti artist got the same treatment when another artist painted over a huge “RESPECT EACH OTHER” on his work. But it doesn’t stop there, as someone also defaced the painted quote with “RESPECT EACH ODER” that triggered online users.

Photo credit: Twitter.com/Camila Sunn

Netizens were outraged by how an artist disrespect other artist’s work. Here are some of their reactions about the damaged artwork:

THIS IS SO DISAPPOINTING. THE FACT THAT THE ARTIST SPENT A LOT OF TIME TO MAKE THAT PARA LANG BABUYIN NIYO. GRABE, NAKAKAHIYA. pic.twitter.com/yDW6rtYdie

— liana • SEEING A4 TMRW ! (@kingiiana) April 4, 2019

if Oder actually wanted to showcase "eachoder"'s struggle before vandalizing, he could've done 3 things:

1. asked permission from the artist to add a male or complimentary addition
2. made his own graffiti on a different wall
3. left the original graffiti alone

— ozone (@jughnn) April 4, 2019

it’s oder because there’s a feud between the artist who made the graffiti (Oder) and the artist who wrote “Respect women” (Nuno). so basically he’s being petty and trying to prove a point/win the sunugan game

— not liane (@_cosmicomics) April 4, 2019

Oder is the name of the artist who did the mural covering the women’s rights one.

— littlest tomato (@notsiobs) April 4, 2019

Tell us in the comments below on how you feel about this “artist’s clash”.

via Tenor

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