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South African Court Rules That ‘F**k White People’ Posters Are Not Racist

Dean Hutton's display at the Iziko South African National Gallery. PHOTO: Dean Hutton

By Greg Wilford | 8 July 2017

INDEPENDENT — A South African court has ruled that artwork emblazoned with the words “F**k White People” is not racist.

Magistrate Daniel Thulare said a poster displaying the inflammatory phrase in capital black-and-white letters did not amount to hate speech because it was “within the context of protest art”.

The poster, created by genderqueer artist Dean Hutton, 41, became the subject of a lawsuit after it was displayed in an exhibition called the The Art of Disruptions at the Iziko South African National Gallery in 2016. […]

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