Artist’s Same-Sex Disney Kisses Paintings Spur Polite Protest, Calm Controversy
Not everyone is a fan of artist Sian Jones’ paintings depicting animated Disney stars in same-sex smooches. And you know what? That’s OK.
Because at the Guernsey Arts Commission, when someone disagrees with te subject matter of a piece of art, they simply say so instead of condemning one another to hell or rushing out to load up on fried chicken sandwiches.
One commenter on the ‘Proud Parenting’ Blog asked: “Is the event for adults only or children as well? Because I think the children will be confused about why Pocahontas and Ariel are cheating on their men. Aren’t you only supposed to kiss the person you’re with? I don’t think kids understand the concept of polygamous relationships.”
Jones is unfazed by the well-mannered naysayers, telling reporters, “I remember learning at university that art should be about making people question their views and react, so in those terms it was a success.”
What do you think of the controversial pieces of art? Will children be somehow traumatized by the idea of Ariel and Jasmine sharing a kiss? Is an Aladdin-Prince Eric makeout session the stuff of nightmares?
(via Pink News)