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Woman Attacks $80 Million Painting for ‘Seeming Homosexual’

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Paul Gauguin’s 1899 painting, “Two Tahitian Women” got served by 53-year-old Susan Burns! Oh snap! Burns reportedly attacked the painting of two bare-breasted women with her fists in the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. and attempted to rip the painting down off the wall before a fellow museum-goer tackled her to the ground.

Daily Mail UK reports:

‘She was really pounding it with her fists. It was like this weird surreal scene that one doesn’t expect at the National Gallery,’ Pamela Degotardi, a witness to the incident, told The Washington Post.

The 1899 painting, Gauguin’s ‘Two Tahitian Women,’ depicts two native women carrying fruit and flowers, one with both breasts exposed, the other with one exposed.

According to a criminal complaint filed in Washington, D.C. Superior Court, Burns said that the painting is ‘very homosexual. I was trying to remove it. I think it should be burned … I am from the American CIA and I have a radio in my head. I am going to kill you.’

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Susan Burns told police she has a radio in her head.

Aaand suddenly this story takes a pretty sharp turn, eh?

Burns, who has seen her fair share of legal troubles after convictions for carjacking, disorderly conduct, trespassing, and assault on a law enforcement officer, pleaded not guilty to charges of theft and destruction of property because, you know, the painting was sort of lesbian-ish. Best of luck with your defense, lady!

The painting, which is on loan New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, was thankfully saved by the brave museum crazy-tackler. $80 million is a lot of overtime hours.

It seems that not even paintings, or breasts for that matter, are safe from this latest slew of gay-bashings.

Via Daily Mail UK

 

  • I hope the painting is alright!!!

  • That is just ridiculous…but she’s crazy…so I really can’t say much else.

  • Richard

    She’s clearly mentally ill judging by her comments and deserves help.

  • Emily Nizhoni Hatfield

    And I’m sure she will get help. All the help she deserves, in only the highest of quality state mental institute.

  • Grace Ryan

    *snigger* She sure has something in her head but it ain’t a radio.

  • well… At least she is on to something as Art has been used as propaganda pieces in the old days, and still is. But since when has the LGBT community wanted to do anything negative? they push us in a corner and we’ll fight back how it is needed of course as civilized as possible.

  • branni

    Sorry but I laughed when I first read the headline…are you serious? a painting?

    What’s next, attack the McDonald’s sign for resembling a letter?

    Clearly, she is mentally ill and so therefore; help should be provided. Just my opinion.

  • branni

    hahahaha rightttt

  • TC Wilson

    It’s kinda hot in it’s own artistic way.

    I suddenly want a copy of it to hang in my house.

  • Gurrty

    Is it just me or does she kind of look like Lucy Lawless?

  • Cara Andrichak Rosson

    What I find totally funny is that Tahitian women TOTALLY did not dress like this when Gauguin lived there. This was Gauguin’s fantasy of Tahitian life! So, Gauguin dreamed of lesbians???
    “Tahiti was a French colony,” Morton explains. “It had been thoroughly Christianized and colonized. The women were not walking around half-naked. … They tended to be wearing … Christian missionary gowns.”

  • Anonymous

    Like Loughner, she had a radio in her head! Beck, Rush, Hannity, Savage……. If she testifies this , it could set precident.

  • Mark

    She “has a radio in her head.”

    And Congress just just made more mental health funding cuts, which makes it possible for people like her to go around attacking paintings.