A Provocative Artistic Idea to Set a Taboo Right Which Went Wrong - Page 2
However the stunning photos and video put out in the media and on the Facebook page of Malone Aj Linde gave a negative impression resulting in the Huff post article getting thousands of comments and shares in a matter of hours.
No one has heard about the practice of mutilation of female genitalia. If it was a widely known subject, perhaps there would be less of a negative reaction but the whole thing would have been much less shocking.
The plight of 140 million women after all was not as important as the negativity of depiction of the race as a piece of cake with female genitalia to be exhibited and mutilated and eaten in public.
Now there is a bit of catch 22 situations here. How can you talk and get awareness on an unspeakable issue other than by a shocking visual which everyone can understand?
The problem here is that the number of people who misunderstood his vision are far more greater than those who got the message right.
If not for Malone Aj Linde, an artist of African origin, who could have opened the subject which is so native to Africa for discussion and how can the incident, be considered anything racial? I wonder what would have happened if he was indeed a white Swede.
From the way the whole exhibition was reported and the huge negative reaction it has generated, especially in the world African population who tent to depict it as an outrage against African race and women, it looks like its intended purpose and artistic merit are getting lost in the cry of outrage.