Wake County Public Schools says they have received “no complaints” over a mural of child climate activist Greta Thunberg and a quote by rapper Lil’ Nas X painted on the wall of a boy’s bathroom in Apex Friendship High School.
“The mural project started in August with the aim of sprucing up the bathrooms. The theme is about young people using their voice,” said Communications Director Lisa Luten in an email. ”
The text next to Thunberg’s head reads ” I don’t want your hope. I don’t want you to be hopeful. I want you to panic… and act as if the house was on fire.”
Thunberg has made a name for herself with theatrical speeches in which she shames world leaders, legislators and basically anyone skeptical of climate change. She’s also been accused of being an actress, being a manipulated child mouthpiece for various radical climate change groups and that her hyperbolic and often untrue statements are terrorizing children.
If the school wanted to put messages up of youth using their voices, there are a myriad of other routes they could have taken like this one:
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” – Helen Keller.
As for the Lil’ Nas X quote, “Always be able to switch it up and never stay in one box,” that seems innocuous.
Compare that quote to the lyrics to Lil Nas X’s song called “Donald Trump.” which include 12 uses of the N-word, 6 F-bombs and this section where the title comes from:
All you rapper n*ggas finna run and hide
I got that yapper p*ssy, n*ggas finna die
Gotta choppa, call it Donald Trump
Cause it’s loud as f*ck and it hate n*ggas
“Students, staff and visitors have all enjoyed the new artwork, created by the AFHS’s talented art department. The school has received no complaints,” Luten said in her email.