Trayvon Martin Mural In Florida Capitol Takes Some Serious Artistic Liberties

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The Florida State Capitol building in Tallahassee reportedly has a new piece of artwork on display. It depicts a menacing thug shooting at a faceless, hoodie-wearing figure as Rev. Martin Luther King bleeds from the top of his head in the background.

The uninjured bald-headed man, clad in baggy jeans and a black t-shirt, is standing, grasping a pistol with two hands as a fiery blast leaves the muzzle of the weapon. That’s George Zimmerman.

The non-threatening bust, with what appears to be a spatter of blood on the chest, reportedly sports a mirror in place of a face. That’s Trayvon Martin. And it is you, if you should choose to gaze into the mirror.

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The mural also sports the phrase “we are all Trayvon” in several different languages.

Miami-based artist, Huong, who evidently isn’t a huge fan of realism, said her 100-square-foot mural is part of a nonprofit effort to promote awareness of human suffering through art.

“The Trayvon Martin trial captured the country like no other had since O.J. Simpson,” she wrote in a description of the mural on her website. “It was more than just a heinous crime, it was social injustice. No one ever imagined that on that dark, rainy night, the life of a young man would be stripped from him in cold blood. Carrying nothing but a bag of Skittles he had just bought from a convenience store, the only crime he committed that night was walking into the path of George Zimmerman.”

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Huong wants to take the mural on a cross country tour, hoping to eventually display it in Washington, D.C.

Maybe President Barack Obama will let her hang it in the White House—at least then the President could get an even better idea of how his son who “would look like Trayvon” might look by looking in the mirror. You know… if he had a son.

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  • ron44

    leave it to an idiot such as this to try and immortalize this hoodlum. She has to be college educated.

    • Nadzieja Batki

      It would not matter if she was college educated or not, this “artist” is an opportunistic parasite. Nobody would have paid attention or bought her art but now she will be considered a “great artist” by her worthless fans and she will have money and acclaim.

  • Carlu

    This woman has the nerve to call herself an “artist”? I think the term “publicity hound” fits the bill. And shame on those morons in the state capital building for allowing this “painting” to be exhibited. Why would they want to keep stirring the pot?

    • Vis Fac

      The term “artist” is an abstract term they people use to describe their short comings. Hollywierd is full of these so called “artists” and collectively haven’t the brain power of a mushroom. They as more opinionated than a Supreme Court Judge and won’t hesitate to tell you so.

      The sad reality is they are nothing short of being self absorbed hypocrites eager to tell us what to eat, drink, and who to vote for. Why anyone would give credence to a hypocritical moron living in LA LA land who makes their living pretending to be some on else is an enigma. Artist – Yeah Sure!

      Libertas inaestimabilis res est
      Semper-Fi

    • http://cowboybyte.com/ Alondra

      Well, the great “leader”, the annoited one, “has the nerve to call” himself a Christian.

      I just wandering WHAT kind “of human suffering” she is promoting thru her tasteless and mindless “art”?

      “Woe to those who CALL EVIL GOOD, AND GOOD EVIL; Who put DARKNESS FOR LIGHT, AND LIGHT FOR DARKNESS; Who put BITTER FOR SWEET, AND SWEET FOR BITTER!” (Isaiah 5:20-21)

    • jag

      Amen and god speed to u my EXACT thoughts, hate to say it but mayb racisim through art!?

  • Jerry Morris

    I’ve been around artists and I can tell you that many of them aren’t all that bright, they just think they are.

    • Vis Fac

      Just like politicians? That explains everything!

      Libertas inaestimabilis res est
      Semper-Fi

    • http://cowboybyte.com/ Alondra

      The artist will be called KKK.

      • jag

        NO,OBAMA!

  • itriedthemall

    Martin Luther King, Jr. is bleeding from his head because he is so upset at and embarrassed by the idiots in this country who have totally distorted and abused his message! As for Travon Martin, he was “home free” and turned around and attacked Zimmerman – Zimmerman did not attack Martin.

  • Michael

    I wonder what would happen if an artist painted a mural of Obama with a noose around his neck, would that be considered art, racism or a threat.

    • Vis Fac

      The artist would most likely sell thousands of copies in a few hours. After which Holder (with ODUMBO’S blessing) would bring some bogus charges to usurp his 1st amendment rights.

      Libertas inaestimabilis res est
      Semper-Fi

      • Smee

        And the IRS would steal his profits in the name of tax to fund Obummercare.

        • Vis Fac

          You’re quite right about that!

          A democracy can best be described as two wolves and a sheep deciding what to have for lunch with a well armed sheep contesting the vote!

          Libertas inaestimabilis res est

          Semper-Fi

          • John Woodbury

            FR, then can a representative republic be a small group of sheep picked by the rest of the sheep to decide which sheep will be fed to the wolves?

          • Vis Fac

            It’s being done as we speak Our government in action. The legality of it is in question though. As long a the rest of the sheep remain quiet then it’s a matter of tacit approval!

            The Only Thing Necessary for the Triumph of Evil
            is that Good Men Do Nothing–Edmund Burke

            A republic is defined as a state in which supreme

            power is held by the people and their elected representatives, and which has an elected or nominated president…Our republic no longer exists…A democracy can best be described as two wolves and a sheep deciding what to have for lunch with a well armed sheep contesting the vote!

            Libertas inaestimabilis res est

            Semper-Fi

  • Ron G

    We have to remember that people have hero’s like Al Capone, Dillenger, Jesse James, Billy the Kid. TM is just the same. To bad with all the real role models we have in this country we cannot pick any that deserve to be looked up to!

    • Smee

      Yeah, I like Jesse and Billy.

  • John H. Holliday D.D.S.

    Huong is Vietnamese and probably much older than she appears in the photograph and possibly a former Communist Viet Cong teenager who was granted political asylum in the United States to avoid being excuted by her own hard core North Vietnamese Communist handlers who decided the Communist Viet Cong in South Vietnam were much too independent and tribal or clannish to be allowed any independent self governing abilities and so as with all useful idiots, most of the Viet Cong members were hunted down and executed and almost completely exterminated on orders from Hanoi. Huong as a teenager may have been one of the Lucky few who were granted political asylum in the United States, Sweden, Canada and West Germany. There are many “ex-communist” or “closet communist” Vietnamese Pro-Communist/Marxist/Leninist/Stalinist/Socialist sympathizers in the United States who greatly admire the Closet Communist/Marxist/Progressive Socialist Executive Order or Presidential Imperial Decree Narcissistic Megalomaniac Tyrant named Barack Obama. That may explain why Huong is such a very capable and very willful professional propagandist or professional brainwasher or professional thought controller or professional mind controller or professional LIAR in the exact same talent called SUBVERSION against the truth that was made world famous by the former Soviet KGB.

  • Sarah Conner

    Just gotta keep picking that scab…the trial is over…martin is still dead,zimmerman is free…stop your damn race baiting…smoke and mirrors,pay no attention to that man behind the curtain…

    • jag

      DEMOCRASY….lives on Racisim!

      • John Woodbury

        Good thing we live in a representative republic then

        • jag

          Oh S%$&! John ur on the wrong island…and did u know gillagan died???????

  • Libertarian Soldier

    Another example of the classless left failing to tell the true story. Maybe someone can paint less offensive, accurate mural that paints martin as the racist, perpetrating a hate crime and getting the instant justice, the instant karma he deserved and got.

  • Whackajig

    Why did the “artist”no show mlk doing one of the white prostitutes he loved to frequent?

    • Robert Messmer

      Because that was in keeping with MLK’s color-blind society and everybody loving one another. Why repeat a message of love and forgiveness when you are trying to stir up hate?

  • George

    Why would anyone think T.Martin is a hero ? He was just another young black thug. Zimmerman is my hero.

    • jag

      I don’t know about HERO! BUT he was forced to do what he did!

  • Timothy Sullivan

    This “art” is on a par with the cross in a container of urine that was exhibited not so long ago. That was offensive as this is offensive. In this great country everyone is entitled to his or her opinion,although some people seem to be more entitled than others. However to have the gall to present this inflammatory trash as “art” is absurd. Norman Rockwell we need you now!

  • Alan

    What are the odds that we paid for this crap through the national endowment for the arts, another government give away that should go the wy of the dodo bird ?

  • An Old Seabee

    What a “CROCK OF CACA”!

  • jag

    This is proof that MENTAL MIDGETS RUN the NEW AMERIKA! WITH RACISIM!? and HATE IN THEIR HEARTS,,……PS no offense to any small people out there!

  • $36364326

    I suppose zimmerman banged his head on the ground right after the dreamy idea promoted by this mural! Wake up Protestant amerika and walk away from martin! never mention it again!

  • Paul Thomas Webster

    Why do you keep showing the little kid picture of Trayvon Martin? He wasn’t that little kid when he attack the person he thought was gay. He was a gay bashing thug. It was a hate crime.

  • ONTIME

    The left is in the biz of conjuring up their own brand of martyr, I am amazed these insufferable loonies did not confiscate the boys naked body and hold it above their heads as they marched down the street, emulating the crazy acts of the terrorist in the middle east, it would be just like them to do so……communism shows us how to aspire to man’s lowest degree and call it equality…

  • ChuckS123

    Why didn’t Rollins tell what was a lie about the picture? Strange bullet that the pic shows shooting him in the head, but causing a chest wound. Martin was shot in the chest from 2-4 inches away, not like shown. Martin was leaning over Zimmerman. Martin was taller than Z. Those are absolutely proven facts making the pic a lie. Martin was on top of Z pounding his head onto the sidewalk, although that’s not quite 100% – some claimed that Z injured himself or some other explanation.

    Maybe she should have used one of these pictures for a model.

    http://www.rightwingnews.com/crime/the-fake-trayvon-martin-flipping-the-bird-pic-vs-the-real-trayvon-martin-flipping-the-bird-pic/

    Unfortunately, a lot of people believe a lot of lies about the case.

  • CatGman

    I am so sick of this whole Travon thing. Enough already.

  • Robbie

    Zimmerman was told to stay put and not follow Martin. Zimmerman ignored that request and began to stalk the kid. We don’t know for sure how the fight began but it might easily have been Martin defending himself against an armed stalker. Stand your ground and all that. We do know that Zimmerman was on the hunt and Martin ends up dead. One result of the acquittal may be that others get blown away for no good reason and the shooters defends him/her self by claiming it was self defense.

    • Robert Messmer

      Didn’t bother to follow the trial, huh Robbie? You need to make up your mind-“Zimmerman was TOLD…” and then “ignored that REQUEST”. Which was it? Was he told, that is, commanded or was he asked? You do know, don’t you, that Mr. Zimmerman is not an employee of the 911 system and therefore not subject to their commands anyway. Besides, even if he was an employee, disregarding instructions in no way strips him of his right to self-defense. What we know is that Mr. Zimmerman was in the performance of a community service ie Neighborhood Watch and that following someone is not against the law. Strange that if Martin was defending himself against an armed “stalker” that instead of calling the police who could have helped him, he chose to call a friend who did nothing for him except profile Mr. Zimmerman as a “homosexual”. And according to the sworn testimony of that friend, Martin was profiling Mr. Zimmerman as a “creepy a** cracker”. In addition to the illegal drugs he had been doing (see autopsy) he was also guilty of profiling and incorrect as well since Mr. Zimmerman is a Hispanic, not a cracker. Had Martin chosen NOT to attack Mr. Zimmerman he would not have wound up dead that night.

      • Robbie

        We don’t know and will never know how the actual fight began. All we know is that Zimmerman was asked not to follow the kid but he went ahead and stalked the kid anyway and had his hand on his gun and the innocent kid ends up dead.

        • Robert Messmer

          Robbie, Followed yes, stalked no and none of the six witnesses said anything about Zimmerman walking around with his hand on his gun. Innocent kid would still be alive if he had not attacked that night.

          • Robbie

            Really we have no idea about how the actual fight began but Zimmerman was clearly after this kid based on his own assumptions and it was that that allowed all the rest to followed. Had Zimmerman stayed in his vehicle as requested and waited for the police a young innocent kid would not have been gunned down.

          • Robert Messmer

            Thats quite a definition of “innocent” you have there. Mr. Zimmerman’s nose was broken and head had lacerations. Or are you claiming that Mr. Zimmerman broke his own nose, wounded his own head, and then went and pulled Martin out of the store, shot him and then called 911? If the innocent kid had stayed where he left his drink and skittles instead of attacking Mr. Zimmerman then the “innocent” kid would not be dead. That is what the trial was all about-remember?

          • Robbie

            Look if you want to start the story only after the fight begins obviously you’re going to come out with the result you keep pushing. I start the story sooner, like when Zimmerman decides to stalk an innocent person coming home from the grocery even after the 911 operator tells him basically to sit tight until police arrive. Have a good day.

          • Robert Messmer

            The problem is you don’t understand the difference between following someone (legal) and stalking someone (not legal). Mr. Zimmerman did NOT stalk, he followed. What the 911 operator said does not matter one way or the other since obviously Martin did not know about the call. Legally speaking the story only starts at the beginning of the fight which is why the verdict was and is – Not Guilty. Enjoy your life.

          • Robbie

            Zimmerman felt that Martin was suspicious. (Why else call the police)? So when Zimmerman “followed” Martin he had a certain intent. That’s where the story begins.

          • Robert Messmer

            Yes and the only intent known was to find out why the unknown person was in the gated community. Had Martin simply told him, “I am staying with so and so” – end of story.

          • Robbie

            No one knows what conversation – IF ANY – took place between the two. What we do know is that Zimmerman decided to follow a person he felt was suspicious, a fight ensued and the innocent kid ends up dead. Again, had Zimmerman followed the advise of the 911 operator nothing would have happened.

      • Betta

        You are trying to make this a game of semantics, Robert. A young boy is dead because Zimmerman kept following him when he was told not to. As I said above, Zimmerman will answer for the life he took.

        “Martin was profiling Mr. Zimmerman as a “creepy a** cracker”.”
        You’ve got that backward, Robert. Martin was the one being followed. How was he doing the profiling? That was Zimmerman doing the profiling “He looks like he’s on drugs or something.” and “[racial slur]…they always get away.” Z said those things and Z is is the one who made it a racial issue.
        Z was the racist profiler and Martin was just a kid wearing a hoodie with a soft drink and a bag of skittles. He should be dead for this? If this should happen to your loved one you will be okay with it? Can we drag your loved one’s name through the mud and call him a thug, totally disregarding he is dead for no good reason? Look inside, Robert. Look inside.

        • Robert Messmer

          As stated the sworn testimony of Martin’s friend said Martin profiled Zimmerman as…..
          Yes Zimmerman followed – not stalked – Martin, lost sight of him and was returning to his vehicle. Martin then confronted and attacked Zimmerman. That is the reason Martin is dead, not because of his hoodie, his drink or his skittles. My loved ones know not to attack people without sufficient cause.

  • Betta

    We’ll see what happens when Zimmerman kills again or maybe the next time he stalks someone it will be his last time. Eventually he will answer for the life he took. It’s inevitable and its name is Karma.

  • Motov

    It gets dumber every day, No one cares of coming up with a solution to on going crime. How about,..”Hey you MORONS cut the crap out”!
    You skip school, do drugs, join gangs, then cry about how unfair life is.
    Has it ever occured to you that you put yourself where you are?
    Easy made money by illegal activities costs the rest of us when we have to lock ya up, and pay people to keep you animals from harming others.
    Why is ok for you guys to follow us home, with intent to commit some crime, but if we suspect that you are up to no good, we are somehow violating your rights? Start acting like civilized people is a great way to improve your image.
    You will be amazed how doors open up.