Congratulations from Batman, Captain America,
the Incredible Hulk, Iron Man, army men… and Hitler
Freshman art students at Thailand’s Chulalongkorn University learned that art criticism comes fast and furious when you paint Hitler.
To honor graduating seniors, the students painted a mural which contained an image of Hitler giving the Nazi salute.
The university apologized, saying that the students explained that what they meant to show was that good and bad people exist, which is why they painted Hitler in black and white.
If that’s true, in that case their art was badly executed, and merely misinterpreted by others.
Or it was a flimsy excuse. Most photos of Hitler in that pose are almost all in black in white, and the composition of the mural doesn’t suggest that Hitler was bad.
It’s more likely that students were painting images of leaders who wielded power, and they couldn’t distinguish between good power and evil power.
In that case, the freshman students were ignorant.
Yet so were the graduating seniors, some of whom posed in front of it mimicking Hitler’s Nazi salute.
"Salute me, I graduated!"
The banner was up for two days before it was removed.
Chulalongkorn University in Thailand sorry for Adolf Hitler superhero mural, News.com Australia>>