Kendrick Lamar's Face Is Coming to the Capitol, and It's Only a Matter of Time Before Some Idiot Congressman Complains
Don't let Geraldo see this.
Mr. Lamar's going to Washington—but not like he did when Barack Obama was still in office. Today, the 2017 Congressional Art Competition revealed its winners, and first prize from one Colorado district went to a portrait of Kung Fu Kenny.
Every year, high school students in participating districts can submit artwork to their representative's office for consideration. Then, panels of district artists select the winning entries before they're displayed for a year in the capitol. Rep. Scott Tipton of Colorado's District 3 shared the image today on Instagram (as XXL first pointed out)—"Utmost Appreciation" a beautiful painting of Kendrick by Centennial High School's Tiona Cordova.
But of course, if any representatives in the GOP-controlled House have kept up with Fox News in the past few years, they probably have some backwards ideas about the Compton rapper. We'll keep our eyes peeled, because it's only a matter of time before we see something crazy about how this portrait sends "exactly the wrong message":
a representative who has never said a mean word about all the slaveholders honored there will complain about this https://t.co/qbnU0uAfTP
— Mazel Tov Cocktail (@AdamSerwer) May 17, 2017
We can already imagine the fair and balanced 2018 Congressional Art Competition giving top honors to an oil painting of future Senator Kid Rock.
Congratulations to the 1st and 2nd place winners of the 2017 3rd District Congressional Art Competition! The 1st place honor went to Tiona Cordova, a senior at Centennial High School in Pueblo. The 2nd place honor went to Kenda Yund, a sophomore at Creede High School. The panel of judges had a tough task of selecting a winner. All of the works submitted were impressive! A post shared by Rep. Scott Tipton (@repscotttipton) on