Kenny Kunene won’t be legally challenged for the racy painting of DA leaders, the opposition party says.
Just yesterday, Kunene, a businessman; brandished a racy portrait of DA leaders all stark naked on his Twitter page.
The salacious painting by artist Iven Amali, showed DA leader Maimane pulling a rickshaw with the words ‘Modern slavery’; carrying former leader, Helen Zille and federal executive chairperson, James Selfe.
“I am now a proud owner of this masterpiece. Powerful storytelling through art. Thanks to the fearless artist,” Kunene tweeted.
Responding on behalf of the party, DA spokesperson; Mabine Seabe said the party decided to sheath its sword in order to uphold freedom of speech.
“First and foremost, we acknowledge; uphold and protect the right to freedom of expression and speech. But of course, with rights come responsibilities. It’s our view that this is a crude and offensive painting,” Seabe told reporters.
The spin doctor asserted that the DA; unlike the ANC; won’t march to any building or take any legal action against Kunene because it believes the painting is just a stunt.
Kenny Kunene’s Painting Is A Stunt
The party said its primary aim presently is to massively win elections specifically; in Nelson Mandela Bay, Tshwane and Johannesburg and not be distracted by sideshow or “Kenny Kunene’s way of getting publicity.”
Emphasizing more on the painting, the DA described the painting as a very crude work that portrays Maimane as some sort of a slave.
More so, the opposition says it’s glaring Kunene shares the same apartheid mentally that Jacob Zuma shares; that black and white people cannot work together.
Nevertheless, DA’s Zille; on Friday; dismissed the social media buzz about the painting with a terse tweet saying: “Who cares?”.
Meanwhile, Kenny Kunene has expressed disappointment with DA’s double standard on the nude painting.
Speaking during an interview, the businessman stated that he had expected the DA to be bold and show respect for the work.
He slammed the DA for being hypocritical because “they [DA] supported the artist who did a painting of President Zuma [with his genitals exposed]. The DA says one thing and they do another.”