South African government condemns satirical painting of Jacob Zuma’s penis

The Guardian | David Smith:


R is for Respect by Anton Kannemeyer refers to controversy over The Spear, another painting depicting president’s genitalia, which led to 2012 protests

A satirical artwork apparently depicting “the president’s penis” has been condemned as racist by the South African government.

Anton Kannemeyer’s E is for Exhibition features satirical images of Jacob Zuma and Thabo Mbeki. Photograph: Nic Bothma/EPA

Anton Kannemeyer’s cartoon, R is for Respect, shows a giant black penis and scrotum hovering above a group of angry black demonstrators carrying a banner that demands: “Respect for the president’s penis now!”…


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