Controversial Mural on Metropolitan Parkway - Do You Love It or Hate It?
A new mural on Metropolitan has been stirring up anger and all sorts of reactions for 4 days now.
What is your opinion of the new mural on Metropolitan Parkway? Tempers boiled over Monday afternoon when Councilwoman Cleta Winslow held a press conference in-front of the mural. Atlanta Police made the decision to break up the conference as both sides began getting more and more agitated by the other sides complaints.
Community members seem to agree that they do not like the painting of a snake-like dragon eating a man, and want to paint over it. Someone even already started to paint over a portion of it. On the other side of the argument is the organization that is responsible for painting the artwork, Living Walls. They say that it is a great piece and that an artist from France traveled to SW Atlanta to paint this work for the community.
Reporting done by CBS Atlanta, who was at the heated press conference on Monday, shows a number of community members that are almost disgusted by the artwork. One person in the CBS story said that it reminds people of a "serpent" and "serpents represent evil."
So what is your opinion of the mural?