A wall in a quiet Sheffield neighbourhood has become the centre of a local row after some claim a mural of the Queen is ‘erotic’ ‘vandalism’.
The fury arose following the death of her Majesty the Queen on September 8, with some feeling that the artwork is an inappropriate move given the sad state of mourning across the nation.
A photograph of the painting was posted on the Facebook group Only In Meersbrook.
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Its poster, Josh Davies, said: “Have we really become the kind of neighbourhood where this kind of broad daylight vandalism of our community walls takes place without consequence??
“Watch out for your walls people, I don’t think this is the last bit of so-called “erotic“ graffiti we’ll be getting round here if things keep deteriorating at their current rate #reflexology”.
Erica Anderson, the director of Blynk Lash and Brow, on which the mural was painted, said: "Thanks for the publicity Josh your a hun".
The people of Meersbrook were quick to jump on board, offering their thoughts on the newest addition to the community.
“Thought Margaret thatcher was ginger??” said one member of the group.
“This is still spray paint on a public road there is no exception, it's vandalism!!!” said another
A third said: “Can anyone recommend a place to hire a jetwash? Asking for a friend.”
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Another user added: “Loving the sheer amount of murals of the queen that are popping up that look very unlike the queen.”
Some weren’t prepared to hear any kind of debate. One user said: “'It's called art' all the graffito apologists make this argument”.
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Other community members were more positive. One said: “Missed it….bottom of my road that
“I'm happy to have it, beats a brick wall. I think art is art whatever you may think of it.
“It's like music…I don't like all of it but I respect it all…same with art and the subject of it….TFI Friday”.
Another added: I'm not a royalist whatsoever but if the owner wants it there then why not? It's art, whether it's your taste or not doesn't really matter".
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