"racial artwork" vandalized

Last week at the University of Central Florida, a piece of art in the Student Union that addresses racial stereotypes—a satire of Abercrombie and Fitch's now-infamous "Two Wongs Make It White" t-shirt—was vandalized with hateful messages: Racially charged painting vandalized. The brightly colored, award-winning "racial artwork" by art student Matt Tom was vandalized with the messages, "Mathew is a loser," "Get a life Mathew Tom," and "Matt Thom [sic] is Gay" in blue ball-point pen. Tom says his art is about Asian American issues, how Asian Americans are misrepresented and how it is somehow acceptable for people to make fun of them. People have a right to agree to disagree, especially when it comes to something as subjective as politically and racially-charged art, but why is that when people have something to say, some idiot has to resort to vandalism? It's a cowardly, idiotic act. Hell, they could at least come up with something more creative than "______ is gay." That's true idiocy.

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