An Art Gallery in Portland was flooded with online backlash after an image of its window storefront depicting US President Donald Trump being beheaded in a manner similar to the infamous ISIS beheadings by ‘Jihadi John’ surfaced online.
The graphic and bloody image, which features the words "F— Trump" underneath a black and white drawing of the US President with his head pulled back and a bloody knife at his throat has people a ‘tad’ upset.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Meanwhile…At One Grand Gallery…<br><br>You know, It would be a SHAME if America lit them up and told them what they thought, wouldn't it? Or if maybe the <a href="https://twitter.com/SecretService?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@SecretService</a> paid them a visit? For reference, they can be reached at 212-365-4945. 1000 E Burnside St, Portland, OR 97214 <a href="https://t.co/gWn5drWlfm">pic.twitter.com/gWn5drWlfm</a></p>— Rebekah Worsham 🇺🇸 (@RebekahWorsham) <a href="https://twitter.com/RebekahWorsham/status/1019226357107224577?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">July 17, 2018</a></blockquote>
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Some have now even called the Secret Service to investigate the art gallery owner for encouraging violence toward the US president, a punishable offence.
The One Gallery’s Yelp and Instagram page have been flooded with complaints ever since.
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When the art gallery first showed the rather graphic image on its Facebook page, the caption underneath read: "The same people offended over a 'death threat' are the same people upholding death threats & violence. Irony."
That post has since been deleted.
Other artists have also come under fire for showing a beheading of US President Donald Trump. Back in 2016, comedian Ms Kathy Griffin was hit with immediate online backlash after showing herself at a photo shoot as she held a decapitated head resembling POTUS.
The photo shoot sparked a federal investigation and had the First Lady state that she had to explain this to her devastated son who cried when he saw the image. Ms Griffin later admitted she had "crossed the line" and apologized.