FOR OUR "YOU'RE AN IDIOT" FILE...
Last Friday the local newspaper and other media outlets reported on a so called “artist” setting up a display of Nazi Gingerbread men in a Wellington store front. The artist, Keith McGuckin, had set up a similar display in an Oberlin store front but the store owner deemed it offensive and had it removed. Imagine how bad a display must be when it is found offensive in the city of Oberlin.
McGuckin said that he “relies on edgy material” to grab people’s attention. Previous displays have shown a caroler bashing snowman, a boy making crystal meth from a Chemistry set that he received for Christmas and in 2004 a display of a suicide was in another store window. McGuckin, who thinks his Nazi Gingerbread men are cute, can’t understand why people would be offended by the display. Is he serious? Is it possible you can be 50 years old and be that ignorant? The owner of the Wellington store has said that he was not aware of what the display would contain but that McGuckin had the right of freedom of expression and artistic expression. He has also refused to give his name to reporters, so much for full support eh?
Timing is also in question with this most recent display, it was unveiled on the eve of Hanukkah. The 50 year old artist however claims that he was unaware of the timing. Perhaps that is because he is busy working on his new display, a gay snowman who is attempting suicide after being outed. Idiot!
Now we at TMC NEWS believe that this man has every right to do what he is doing, however idiotic and offensive as it may be. We do wonder if the media would stop providing this man with all of the attention, how much longer he would be creating these displays. Start counting the days until we see McGuckin on The O’Reilley Factor.