Outrageous Students' Complaints Force Univ. to Remove 'Offensive' Colonial-Era Paintings
After a number of complaints, the University of Wisconsin-Stout decided to take down two paintings depicting Native Americans interacting with European settlers during the Colonial era.
Today on ‘Outnumbered’, Sandra Smith said the university originally planned to completely remove the paintings from public view and place them in storage after the school’s “diversity leadership team” deemed the art to be “offensive” and warned of possible “harmful effects.”
The school later said they would display the artwork in “controlled circumstances”, for view by-appointment only.
The 80-year-old paintings, which had hung in the hallways of Harvey Hall, depict French fur traders canoeing down the Red Cedar River with American Indians and a French fort. Both were produced by artist Cal Peters in 1936 and were recently restored with money from the Wisconsin Historical Society.
The controversy over the artwork began when the school's Diversity Leadership Team complained the paintings were offensive to Native American students and promoted acts of "domination and oppression."
“What a bunch of babies!” #oneluckyguy Greg Gutfeld, a ‘Five’ co-host, said.
“It’s like they’re entering some strange torture chamber,” Gutfeld said, describing the new planned setup. “Diversity now is code for ‘intolerance’.”
“Political correctness on college campuses… is completely destroying the brains of an entire generation,” Kennedy said.
“Close down the Holocaust Museum. Close down the 9/11 Museum, if you can’t handle a painting,” Gutfeld said.
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