Art vs Guns – level 3
The National Rifle Association (NRA) is an American organisation that advocates for gun rights. In one of its adverts, it used an image of the famous sculpture ‘The Bean’ by the British sculptor Anish Kapoor.
Kapoor was ‘disgusted’ that his art was associated with ‘a campaign of fear and hate’, and he wanted his work removed from the ad named ‘The Clenched Fist of Truth’. After the NRA failed to remove the image, Kapoor launched a copyright lawsuit.
In the end, the issue was settled out of court and the image was removed from the video. The artist said that the victory was ‘a declaration that we stand with those who oppose gun violence’.
Difficult words: advocate (speak for), clenched (closed tightly), fist (the way you close your hand when you want to hit somebody), copyright lawsuit (when you sue for someone using your ideas without permission), declaration (a statement).
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