Quantcast
More

    ‘Staff backlash’ over Eton’s ‘aggressively woke’ cultural revolution

    'Staff backlash' over Eton headmaster 'Trendy Hendy's' 'aggressively woke' cultural revolution to overhaul 580-year-old public school - as 1,000 pupils sign petition to reinstate...

    Texts Nebraska woman sent to family of murdered Cari Farver

    Revealed: Messages Nebraska woman sent to family of the 37-year-old love rival she murdered and then posed as to cover up the crime –...

    Marks & Spencer manager goes viral in hilarious TikTok video showing off store’s new ‘scan and shop’

    Aisle be a star! M&S store manager becomes a TikTok with his VERY enthusiastic demonstration of the supermarket's 'scan and shop' service Craig Field, 29,...

    Mural of Winston Churchill attracts complaints from woke brigade

    Mural of Winston Churchill wearing stockings and suspenders attracts complaints from woke brigade – about the wartime leader giving his ‘V’ sign

    • Mural of Winston Churchill was painted on a wall of a guest house in Brighton
    • Guest house owner received a call from the council who told him to alter it
    • But council called again claiming ‘decision had been overturned’, Mr Phillips said
    • Depictions of Winston Churchill were hit with mass outrage amid BLM movement

    A mural of Winston Churchill wearing stockings and suspenders and giving the ‘V’ sign has attracted complaints from locals who claim the hand gesture is ‘offensive’.

    The mural of the wartime leader wearing lingerie was painted on a side wall of the Sandpiper guest house in Brighton by an illusive local artist who goes by the name Horace. 

    Guest house owner Mr Phillips – who only provided his last name – received a call from Brighton and Hove City Council who told him they had received complaints about the mural. 

    Mr Phillips – who was given three days to alter the image – called Horace as he feared local authorities would ‘ruin the painting’.

    But the council made a u-turn at the eleventh hour, claiming the ‘decision had been overturned’, and the mural would not need to be changed because the gesture was ‘historically authentic’.

    Depictions of Winston Churchill have been hit with mass outrage this year from critics who have accused the former-PM of racism and colonialism.

    A mural of Winston Churchill wearing stockings and suspenders and giving the V sign (pictured) has attracted complaints from locals who claim the hand gesture is ‘offensive’

    Churchill giving the iconic 'V for victory' salute on November 10, 1942, during World War Two

    Churchill giving the iconic ‘V for victory’ salute on November 10, 1942, during World War Two

    A statue of the former-PM was branded with the words ‘was a racist’ during demonstrations in the summer, prompting authorities to barricade it in before the next wave of protests. 

    A spokesman for the council said it had only received one complaint and mural would not need to be changed as the gesture was ‘historically authentic’.

    Churchill gave the iconic ‘V for victory’ salute during World War Two. 

    Horace was amazed that the mural only garnered criticism for the V sign – and not the ladies’ underwear.

    He said: ‘I was surprised when Mr Phillips contacted me, I thought the image might be controversial, but because of the stockings, not the V-sign.

    ‘It never crossed my mind that people would be offended by that as that’s what he was doing. As a result, I haven’t changed it.’

    A statue of the former-PM was branded with the words 'was a racist' during demonstrations in the summer

    A statue of the former-PM was branded with the words ‘was a racist’ during demonstrations in the summer

    Mr Phillips said he was ‘relieved’ at the council’s decision not to order that the painting be changed.

    ‘It is a victory for the Sandpiper guest house,’ he added.

    The painting called Churchill rainbow was created as part of a series featuring well-known Brightonians and those with links to the city.

    Winston Churchill went to school in Hove and, as the artist couldn’t find a picture with legs, stockings and suspenders were added to the mural instead.

    Horace has also painted portraits around the city of rock singer Nick Cave and former model Katie Price, depicting her as Wonder Woman.

    A council spokesperson said: ‘A couple of weeks ago we had one complaint about it, on the grounds that the V-sign was seen to be an offensive gesture.

    Depictions of Winston Churchill (a statue in London, pictured) have been hit with mass outrage this year from critics who have accused the former-PM of racism and colonialism

    Depictions of Winston Churchill (a statue in London, pictured) have been hit with mass outrage this year from critics who have accused the former-PM of racism and colonialism 

    The statue of the wartime PM

    Authorities barricaded the statue in before another wave of protests after it was vandalised

    Authorities barricaded the statue in before another wave of protests after it was vandalised

    ‘The member of staff who asked for it to be removed was advised by the owner that the gesture was in fact historically authentic.

    ‘Once we established that this was indeed the case we got back to the owner to apologise and to advise that the mural would not need to be changed.’ 

    Depictions of Winston Churchill have been hit with controversy this year amid the global Black Lives Matter Movement. 

    Some campaigners have criticised Churchill for racism, colonialism and his handling of the Bengal Famine to the dismay of the politician’s supporters.

    Churchill’s statue was defaced with the words ‘was a racist’ during demonstrations in June.

    Following the graffiti, steps were taken to fully cover the statue which sits in a prime location on Parliament Square. 

    It was completely encased in a protective box in order to deter any further attacks.

    LEAVE A REPLY

    Please enter your comment!
    Please enter your name here

    Latest Posts

    How Nathan Buckley’s future wife courted the AFL superstar and why she DIDN’T like her fellow WAGS

    Inside story of how Nathan Buckley's future wife courted the AFL superstar and why she DIDN'T like her fellow WAGS - as the pair...

    Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone help raise $1.5M for charities during 20 Days Of Kindness campaign

    Melissa McCarthy and husband Ben Falcone help raise $1.5M for charities as part of the 20 Days Of Kindness campaign in tandem with their...

    CDC urges ‘universal mask use’ indoors for the first time in U.S.

    CDC urges 'universal mask use' indoors for the first time as U.S. hospitalizations hit a record high of 101,000 and deaths surges amid the...

    Pia Miller enjoys romantic break in Mexico with her multi-millionaire agent fiancé Patrick Whitesell

    Former Home and Away star Pia Miller enjoys a romantic break in Mexico with her multi-millionaire agent fiancé Patrick Whitesell - after the pair...