Posts tagged yarn bombing
Anonymous asked: This all reminds me of Banksy's book where there's a letter from someone asking him to stop stenciling in their neighborhood because it is attracting richer buyers and driving the prices up and Banksy has published this letter to say haha and people say graffiti does the opposite haha in that it is similarly infuriating and missing the point.
oh man, that is the worst! Thank you for sharing this illustrative and super-relevant tale.
& cheapest of all is scorn
no commentary necessary
MATCHES ARE CHEAP.
and don’t all of a sudden start talking about how cheap yarn is, I’ve seen all yr craftster posts, you can’t fool me
like seriously people
where do your critical thinking skills go when someone has something to say that you don’t wanna hear about the actual effects of your ~creative expression~
all of a sudden you all believe in a pure world of Art unsullied by the material plane
all of a sudden people who wanna shut down mel gibson movies or w/e are all about freedom of expression and all art being equal
upmountains asked: lllooolll yarnburning backlash is getting out of control!!!! no yarn has even been burnt yet!!! i think it's really funny that you have written lots of great posts with like "my most unpopular opinion is..." and i don't know how many messages you have received about those but i feel like hating yarnbombing might actually be your most unpopular opinion. how boring! you have way better unpopular opinions, yarnburning shouldn't even be unpopular idgi
I KNOW WHAT THE HELL. that yarn-bombing post has the most notes of any post on my tumblr that I wrote myself. it is more controversial than hating cupcakes, asexual activism, anarchist mental health dogma, or men. most of the reblogs are actually “YES” or “hmm never thought of that” but a VERY SIGNIFICANT PORTION are about how I need to express my beliefs in a less classist way (reverse classism!) or stop assuming that any of my experiences as an Australian are generalisable to other parts of the industrialised world (reverse US-centrism!) or stop denigrating forms of art that don’t appeal to me.
as a result my ambivalence about the world of art has vanished. I have become SUPER POLARISED and now HATE ART and think ARTISTS ARE THE ACTUAL WORST. I think this is my best unpopular opinion yet! artists in general and particularly white artists: unless you put in 5 hours or more a fortnight towards serving the most marginalised in your community, with a particular focus on housing, I hate you. I’m not even saying you’re objectively terrible, though you probably are, but I personally hate you. I’ve set you a measurable and very achievable target, you have nothing to complain about here.
I am so serious about this.