via hyperallergic.com :
Last week, the Brazilian street art twins, Os Gemeos, unveiled their new mural on Boston’s Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway at Dewey Square and Fox Boston couldn’t resist suggesting the work portrayed some sort of controversial figure and like moths to a flame the xenophobes and anti-Muslim bigots came running.
“This is a new mural on a Big Dig ventilation building. What does it look like to you?” Fox Boston wrote on its Facebook Page with a link to an article on their website titled “Greenway Mural Interpreted as Little Boy, Terrorist” — though it should be noted that the original title appears to have been altered after its initial publication.
The fact that towel of this “raghead,” which is a bigoted term at least one Facebook commenter used to describ the male figure in the mural, is a jacket (which is obvious from the sleeve hanging down from his chin) has not deterred commenters who continue to rage about the 70-foot mural.
Since the initial reaction of hate, many more openminded commenters have begun to chime in to point out the ridiculous “terrorist” talk about the mural.
Yet the initial reaction to the work by Fox Boston fans was undoubtedly negative and you only have to look at the first comments on the Saturday, August 4 post to see it: