SA rapper AKA has added his voice to several others who have spoken out for or against the controversial artwork bought by businessman Kenny Kunene.
The painting shamelessly portrays DA’s Helen Zille, Mmusi Maimane and James Selfe all naked.
After reading several comments by people on how they feel about the painting, AKA took to Twitter to mock those who seem offended by the painting.
He posted a picture of Kenny Kunene with his newly acquired artwork and took his audience down memory lane to the recent artwork done by controversial artist Ayanda Mabulu.
AKA urged South Africans to laugh at the DA painting the same way they laughed at the one which depicted the president in a very gruesome position.
“Freedom of speech is nice ne? …. Or is this a problem now? They want to drone on about Freedom of Speech when paintings like this are drawn about our own President. Their cartoonists, and their “artists” They laugh. Let’s all laugh now together …. As South Africans.”
Kunene proudly admitted that he spent a fortune on the painting which he acquired from artist Iven Amali.
“I never comment on how much I spend but speculation that it was more than six figures is not completely rubbish,” he said.
Meanwhile, DA leader Mmusi Maimane simply described the painting as ‘crude’ and ‘silly’.
“It’s a crude‚ disgusting painting that belongs in a dustbin and not on display. Kenny Kunene is trying to gain some kind of publicity through someone who is relevant and trying to bring change to South Africa. We are not distracted by this silly painting. We are working hard to win elections on August 3‚” he said.
The social media was filled with mixed feelings about the painting. While some people were shocked, some others applauded it.