A Joke in Detroit’s Eastern Market That Some Might Not Find So Funny
By Allan Lengel
DETROIT — Ok. Sure it’s a joke.
A sign posted on a fence on Winder Street in Eastern Market near downtown Detroit bears the presidential seal with the words “Future Internment Camp.”
But in this era of executive orders banning travel from certain Muslim countries, and with talk of registering Muslims, the concept may not be so far fetched, particularly if the war on terror were to take a very bad turn.
The artist behind the sign apparently feels that way.
The sign is the creation of Plastic Jesus, a Los Angeles-based artist known best for public works of social commentary, Violet Ikonomova of Metro Times reports. A resident on the block tells the paper the message appeared Friday.
At least one other such sign has been posted elsewhere in the country and Plastic Jesus tweeted an image of it Saturday along with the caption, “Coming to a city near you.” A total of ten signs are expected to go up around the U.S., according to a source who spoke with those who hung the one in Detroit.
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Posted: 3/7/17 at 9:04 AM under News Story.
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