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Proposition 8: Fuck That! Mito Aviles and ChadMichael Morrisette's Subtle West Hollywood Rooftop Installation

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Thu, May 28, 2009 at 11:40 AM

click to enlarge What do you say to Prop. 8?
  • What do you say to Prop. 8?

Mito Aviles and ChadMichael Morrisette, the two West Hollywood designers who hung Sarah Palin in effigy on their roof, have another installation up in protest of the California Supreme Court's recent decision to uphold Proposition 8, which bans gays from getting married. The installation is once again on the roof of their home. A male mannequin (tight jeans, tight tee, arms akimbo) wears an anti-Prop. 8 shirt that reads "Legalize Gay!" He "screams at the top of his lungs," the designers explain. Or would, if mannequins could scream.

Plastic forms can't scream, but people--outraged members and supporters of the LGBT community in particular--can. "The state of California, in short, has categorized us as second class citizens," says Aviles. "This is an outrage...we are the last minority group to still have our rights be subject for discussion. When will our full rights be given to us? When are we going to stop being the black sheep of California's constitution? In light of [the] decision we all are sharing the same sentiment, FUCK THAT!!!"

Accordingly, a sign atop their chimney now reads, "Fuck That!"

Yes. Exactly.

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