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Woman Attacks National Gallery Gauguin Painting For Featuring Boobs

Screaming “This is evil,” a woman tried to pull Gauguin’s “Two Tahitian Women” from a gallery wall Friday and banged on the picture’s clear plastic covering, said Pamela Degotardi of New York, who was there.

What was wrong with the painting? Was it the heaping melons? No, it was the three (3) total exposed boobs of the ladies depicted in the painting.

The painting’s alleged attacker was “tackled by a guy who was visiting the gallery,” Degotardi said. She described him as a social worker from the Bronx.

Nice work. But perhaps he could have also pulled down her top, which would have shocked her and everyone else around, because who knew that women have breasts? Surely she would have then apologized for her mistake and would never do this again. [WP]

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55 comments

  1. Barbara_i

    If she's offended by boobs and has to attack them they should have just stuck her in a taxi and sent her to D.C. It would be nice to see someone in this country working full time again.

  2. nounverb911

    "Woman Attacks National Gallery Gauguin Painting For Featuring Boobs"
    Are the boobs in Congress next?

  3. DaRooster

    It's kinda like TV or movies people… Don't fucking go or watch if boobies offend you. Change the fucking channel and keep your paws off of the boobs… You all are NOT the boss of me.

    Thank you… moron.

  4. ablington

    I advocate attacking Gauguin paintings for being Gauguin paintings, but certainly not for boobs. While she's at it she should also consider taking a box cutter to Les Demoiselles d'Avignon.

    1. CliveWarren

      "Les Demoiselles d'Avignon"

      I remember when it was perfectly politically correct to call that place "Ivory Coast." What is next, elitists? "Estados Unidos Mexicanos?" Actually FOX might run with that, sounds scary…

  5. PsycWench

    I clicked through to the story which has the painting. My first thought was that people from that era might not even recognize the boobs of today, instead treating them as some sort of shiny tumor.

  6. SorosBot

    Look at the comments; despite being offended by tits and being an obvious social conservative wingnut, she's not, just like Loughner, the IRS plane guy, etc. etc. she's just mentally ill.

  7. Badonkadonkette

    House Republicans introduce a resolution to honor this brave American in 5…4…3….

  8. XOhioan

    We're really jumping to conclusions, here. The woman in the painting nearly has her tits in the food platter. Maybe the visitor was concerned about food safety and sanitation.

  9. OC_Cesium-137 _Serf

    Issues with early 20C art? then you gotta see Duchamp's Nude Descending a Staircase, No. 2 where there are hundreds of breastesessess…(at least that's what I see)

      1. dinkybossetti

        If I were the kind of person who assaults works of art in museums, I would definitely have assaulted that one. I had no idea what I was getting into when I first looked through that peephole, and no idea what to make of it when I first stepped away. It is genius.

  10. KenLayIsAlive

    Ah yes, how to down fist something you don't like in a museum. Also, I'd love to see our downfister tackled by a social worker form the Bronx.

    And also also: "If something about the human body disgusts you, the fault lies with the manufacturer." – Lenny Bruce

  11. rambone

    If only Gauguin had stuck with painting pretty flowers, like that nice Georgia O'Keefe . . .

  12. SexySmurf

    it was the three (3) total exposed boobs of the ladies depicted in the painting.

    Boobs should never come in odd numbers.

  13. Steverino247

    Good news for PsychWench's students, though. A Rorschach Inkblot Test will now be administered to all visitors to the Museum. Anybody giving a whacked response will not be allowed entrance. Social workers from the Bronx will be standing by to assist security officers.

    Psych: What might this be?

    Visitor: This is Evil!

    Psych: Social worker, please.

    SMACK!

    By the way, the Bronx Social Workers endorse this training video: http://www.wonderhowto.com/how-to-tackle-football

  14. Limeylizzie

    When I was 16 I worked part-time in my local library and an artst used to come in every day and he was always sketching me , he was old -probably about 45(!), and one day he called me over and told me I looked lke Hogarth's "The Shrimp Girl" and I thought that it was nice because she had a sweet smile, later I realised she also had big bosoms. Glad no-one has ever attacked me for them.

    1. James Michael Curley

      In heady company are ye? Feilding, in "Tom Jones" visualizes two of his charactures as looking like figures from Hogarth; Thwackum and Mrs. Partridge. Unfortunately from the series of etchings "A Harlot's Progress."

  15. SayItWithWookies

    If that's her reaction to the humble and glorious tit, the Georgia O'Keefe museum should file a restraining order against this woman immediately.

  16. JustPixelz

    If she doesn't like boobs on the wall, she should definitely avoid the internet. Especially boobs.com. Also Chuck Norris' hangout – WorldNetDaily (wnd.com).

  17. Gopherit

    She can hate these Tahitian beauties and their god given bounty, but she'd still vote for any of the moob triplets (Christie, Huckabee, Newt). There is no sense to be made from the tea party hell into which we have fallen.

  18. Redhead

    "who knew that women have breasts? "

    This is what happens when the Republicans do away with sex ed. No more communist understanding of teh sexual parts and how they work!

  19. Lionel[redacted]Esq

    It wasn't just that they were boobs, but they were brown, nubile boobs. I'm surprise there wasn't a line of poor white men masturbating out of control in front of it. This woman has done our land a service!

  20. GregComlish

    When I see sexual imagery my body has an erotic response which, due to my repressive upbringing, causes me a deep sense of shame. I reconcile this shame by lashing out in ridiculous fits of moral outrage.

  21. assistantatlas

    The teabaggers are attacking our most sacred natural treasure: breasts! Arty ones that are okay to display in public! This time the wingnuts have gone too far! Give me breasts or give me death!!!one!!!

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