This is such a defeat for freedom of speech.
Last week, Illma Gore — the artist who famously drew a painting of Donald Trump with an extremely small penis — was assaulted by a Trump supporter who obtained her home address from Facebook.
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She posted the (above) photo with the caption :
"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:
We just hope justice is brought down on those responsible for this heinous crime!
[Image via Illma Gore/Instagram.]
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