No, not Allied...
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This is such a defeat for freedom of speech.
"Today I was punched in the face by a man who got out of his car and yelled, "Trump 2016!" in Los Angeles, just days after I returned home from London just down the road from my house. Though I encourage passion, opinion and emotion, especially though art, I think violence is disgusting. To live in a place where Facebook has given my address to an anonymous third party makes me feel like I am homeless again."
The genderfluid painter believes these crimes detriment the ability for artists to fully express themselves.
"This type of violence makes creatives feel like we live in a world where our individual creative input isn't safe. I am sad that this is the state of our America right now. I am sad that Trump, and many of his supporters, don't find words enough to express their opinions - they need walls, waterboarding and punches."
She even tells Trump to stop using rhetoric that promotes brutality.
"@realdonaldtrump Please stop glamorizing and perpetuating violence. Make America Decent Again! #makeamericadecentagain."
Sadly, the culprits are still on the loose.
"No, they have not been caught, and the men drove off laughing. A detailed police report has been filed."
On Monday, Gore gave the following update:
"Art is the lie that allows us to see the truth." Pablo Picasso. I am not deterred by this. Thanks for everyone's support. If anyone saw anything on La Cienega on Friday, please let the local authorities know. Black Honda Civic with a group of people in the car.A photo posted by Illma Gore (@illmagore) on May 2, 2016 at 11:40am PDT
We just hope justice is brought down on those responsible for this heinous crime!
[Image via Illma Gore/Instagram.]