Activist Glues Head On SUPER FAMOUS Portray — Then Says WHAT?!

The string of environmental activists attacking artwork to attract consideration to local weather change in stunning methods has continued — and this time, it occurred within the Netherlands to probably the most well-known work of all time.

On Thursday, two local weather activists went as much as the world-famous Seventeenth-century Johannes Vermeer portray “The Woman With a Pearl Earring” on the Mauritshuis Museum within the Netherlands. Then one of many activists, who was carrying a “Simply Cease Oil” t-shirt, glued his HEAD (!!!) to the portray whereas the opposite berated museum-goers for environmental hurt!

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In response to museum officers, the activist glued his bald head to the floor — which is technically a protecting glazing that covers the portray. The opposite activist then poured a can of what gave the impression to be tomato paste down his again earlier than gluing his hand to the wall proper subsequent to Vermeer’s masterpiece.

In response to Individuals, the portray “didn’t seem like broken” within the incident. The museum introduced the well-known piece of artwork — which was the main focus of a 2003 film of the identical title starring Scarlett Johansson (pictured above) — can be again on view “as quickly as attainable” after curators examine and take care of it. The room the place the portray is housed stays closed to the general public proper now.

In a video from the assault posted to Twitter on Thursday, the 2 males may be seen strolling as much as the portray and doing their dangerous deed within the title of local weather change activism. Their t-shirts seem like a reference to Simply Cease Oil, which is a coalition of environmental activists and teams based mostly in the UK.

Within the video clip, whereas the bald activist glues his head to the portray, the second activist begins yelling at museum attendees. Within the background, folks could possibly be heard jeering the activists, with one lady yelling “obscene” at their act. The activist responded aggressively:

“The place is that feeling if you see our planet being destroyed earlier than our very eyes?”

You’ll be able to see the entire incident occur (beneath):

Wow.

Minutes after that video was uploaded, it seems the activists had been arrested:

On Twitter, customers from world wide had been largely unimpressed with the activists’ actions in direction of the portray:

“Please folks, don’t movie, don’t publish, don’t take heed to them, flip away and go away them there. Objective of those actions is to get viewers, if we give them viewers, they’ll proceed, in any other case they’ll cease”

“Depart these f**king work alone.”

“Loopy folks. Do they actually suppose this stupidity could make an affect on surroundings?”

“I’m sorry however this stunt just isn’t doing them any favors. First time round sure I understood what you guys had been attempting to attain however now as a substitute gaining help your alienating folks.”

“The Woman with the pearl earring is like Somebody? Please? He’s actually destroying my vibes proper now together with his face on me! HELP’”

Oof.

In fact, this isn’t the primary time in current weeks that activists have gone after work. Earlier this month, two activists threw a can of tomato soup at Vincent van Gogh‘s “Sunflowers” portray in London’s Nationwide Gallery. And two different activists had been arrested in Germany after that once they threw what gave the impression to be mashed potatoes at a Claude Monet portray in a museum there. And now, this.

They’re definitely getting consideration, and sure — that clearly is their objective. However will it carry the correct of consideration to local weather change and what must be achieved about it?

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