Chula Vista school mural depicts severed, speared Trump head

May 5, 2018 by

A Chula Vista charter school has covered a mural that depicted the severed head of President Donald Trump after objections from the community.

A Chula Vista school mural that depicts the bloody, severed head of President Donald Trump on a spear sparked a controversy that prompted officials to cover it and issue a response distancing themselves from the work.

The statement also said the artist will alter the painting.

“We understand that there was a mural painted at the event this past weekend that does not align with our school’s philosophy of non-violence,” read the statement from MAAC Community Charter School director Tommy Ramirez. “We have been in communication with the artist, Sasha Andrade — who has agreed to modify the artwork — to better align with the school’s philosophy.”

The event Ramirez referred to was the annual Battlegroundz, a scholarship fundraiser held during the last weekend of April.

During the fundraiser, students and invited artists paint murals that highlight urban art in an alley behind the school.

Source: Chula Vista school mural depicts severed, speared Trump head – The San Diego Union-Tribune

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