Tired of people like Dean Hutton

2017-01-17 14:22

We again see a dismally failed attempt by an artist in trying to create a furore by his artwork.

Dean Hutton, you have become fair game when you started drivelling after people commented on the F**K white people piece you call “art”. I took a hard and long look at it and I fail see anything that resembles art, all I see is a person with a jump suit covered with racist slurs most likely struggling with identity and obesity problems.

In case you do not know what racism (reversed of not) is or has not read the constitution of South Africa, please find some factual extracts below: According to Wikipedia “Racism is discrimination and prejudice towards people based on their race or ethnicity. /……Racist ideology can become manifest in many aspects of social life. Racism can be present in social actions, practices, or political systems (e.g., apartheid) that support the expression of prejudice or aversion in discriminatory practices. Associated social actions may include nativismxenophobiaothernesssegregationhierarchical ranking, supremacism, and related social phenomena…”

Section Nine of the Constitution of South Africa guarantees equality before the law and freedom from discrimination to the people of South Africa. It prohibits both discrimination by the government and discrimination by private persons;

Chapter Two of the Constitution of South Africa contains the Bill of Rights, a human rights charter that protects the civil, political and socio-economic rights of all people in South Africa.

Section 16 subsection(1) contains detailed provisions with regard to freedom of expression, stating “Everyone has the right to freedom of expression, which includes freedom of the press and other media; freedom to receive or impart information or ideas; freedom of artistic creativity; and academic freedom and freedom of scientific research.”

Section 16 also contains the limitations to freedom of expression “The right in subsection (1) does not extend to propaganda for war; incitement of imminent violence; or advocacy of hatred that is based on race, ethnicity, gender or religion, and that constitutes incitement to cause harm.”

By creating and publicly displaying the profane item that you call “art” you sacrilegiously trampled on our Constitution which is one of the best in the world and us as South Africans rely on for our future well being. You have no mandate whatsoever to deny us our Constitutional rights.

Your comment that “'Reverse Racism' is a fantasy of white people who are keen to experience the kinds of oppression that they have used against indigenous people of this country,” is a fallacy at best (maybe in your social circles that would be be keen about it, but most certainly NOT amongst us average South Africans of ALL races.)

You clearly have a twisted perception of the relation between politics and human rights when you politicised you work by reminding Dr. Pieter Groenewald that “It would probably be best for political parties like the FF Plus to continue to use platforms such as theirs to create false hope for a white homeland in Africa and stay away from art criticism”. Sorry Dean Hutten, we already have our homeland and it is called the Republic of South Africa. The FF Plus also has their homeland called the Republic of South Africa.

Being artistically eccentric OR stupid/ignorance/racist is not the same thing.

You invited us in when made this statement.

Your hope that the exhibition would open white people’s eyes to indoctrination is a false one.

I refer to your statement “I am sure that many, and in particular the young people in your communities, have begun to wake from the indoctrination of white supremacy and are ready to learn to fuck the white in them too. Those that are tired of compromising their humanity in exchange for the stolen benefits of 500 years of white supremacy, colonialism and genocide are welcome to email me.”

Do not expect too many emails. The past is gone and we are moving forward as South Africans!

We are tired of people like you. Please move on?

I also trust that the Human Sciences Research Council (HRSC) will have a talk with you. Ask not so dear old Penny Sparrow, it can become a dearly expensive exercise.

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