On Monday, the long-awaited revealing of the presidential portraits of Barack and Michele Obama were finally unveiled and they were unlike any other in history.
Not only were the artists commissioned for the job the first African-American painters ever chosen for such a momentous task but the history the artist Kehinde Wiley includes paintings that could be only called ghoulish and racist. That is unless you happen to believe that images of black women holding the severed heads of white women are a definition of fine art.
Given the horrors of the Obama tenure and the sabotaging of decades of race relations, it should come as no surprise that the dude who shucked and jived with the likes of Louis Farrakhan and Jeremiah Wright would choose such an “artist” to do the work.
“He would take extraordinary care and precision and vision in recognizing the beauty and the grace and the dignity of people who are so often invisible in our lives.” —@BarackObama describing the work of portrait artist Kehinde Wiley pic.twitter.com/0JcLqnwpZc
— The Obama Foundation (@ObamaFoundation) February 13, 2018
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) February 13, 2018
But the paintings themselves are very unflattering when it comes to Mrs. Obama and downright creepy with Barry who instead of sitting in a traditionally presidential setting, is ensconced on a throne-like some tribal warlord amidst much greenery.
To say the least, they are of a very bizarre nature and pardon my French, but it is among one of the queerest fucking things that I have ever seen.
There are few SJW’s and black identity extremists who will call these paintings anything other than masterpieces but that is not the case with Twitter where amateur art critics are having a heyday:
— BenGarrison Cartoons (@GrrrGraphics) February 13, 2018
— BOOMER (@TheRealRnK) February 13, 2018
— Deplorable (@wseminole99) February 14, 2018
This is what Obama’s portrait should’ve looked like. No other president in history has weaponized a government agency in order to illegally spy on a political opponent with the intention of influencing an election. pic.twitter.com/SurPreESH1
— Rightly News (@RightlyNews) February 14, 2018
Hey, this was Obama’s second choice for his portrait. pic.twitter.com/xjKODHhVCY
— Darlene Jarriel (@djf510) February 14, 2018
Obama's portrait artist paints black women murdering white women. Imagine if Trump did something like that…
— Alex Jones (@RealAlexJones) February 13, 2018
— NBC Out (@NBCOUT) February 14, 2018
— Jewhadi™ (@JewhadiTM) February 14, 2018
— Terrence K. Williams (@w_terrence) February 14, 2018
— THE COMEBACK (@willhoerter) February 14, 2018
Obama’s “real” official portrait. pic.twitter.com/mbSJ3xjqNm
— Zing (@zingars) February 13, 2018
🚨 THIS JUST IN 🚨
The original Obama portrait has just been revealed. pic.twitter.com/ZZpQC1tpRh
— ROB (@_ROB_29) February 13, 2018
I miss #Obama I miss the peace of mind that came from knowing there was a compassionate wise soul in the White House. Those days will return after the #BlueTsunami2018 #obamaportrait #ObamaPortraits #BlueWave2018 #MichelleObama #FBRParty #TheResistance #TuesdayThoughts pic.twitter.com/0lXiP55hsB
— A.Silver-MeMEs & GIFs (@SilverAdie) February 13, 2018
President Obama's Official Smithsonian Portrait pic.twitter.com/W2SUBxzwfk
— Hold My Blunt (@HoldMyBluntt) February 13, 2018
— TrumpIsMyPresident™ (@Trumpism_45) February 13, 2018
@BarackObama enjoying his new seat at #WrigleyField!#ObamaPortraits #ObamaPortrait #BarackObama #Barack#MondayMotivation #StateOfNASA #TrumpBudget #DarwinDay #VisibleWomen #DarwinDay2018 pic.twitter.com/4tGXwNeRh9
— ⓢⓗⓐⓛⓛŇØŦⓑⓔIИFЯIИGΞD (@The2ndA) February 12, 2018
And my personal favorite:
— Machiavelli (@TheRISEofROD) February 12, 2018
Good God, why would Obama ever consent to this lunacy? Don’t bother answering.