Artists Put a Hidden Message in Their Letter Resigning from President’s Committee on the Arts & the Humanities

It was­n’t the most high pro­file mass res­ig­na­tion of last week. (The CEOs on Trump’s busi­ness advi­so­ry coun­cils got that dis­tinc­tion.) But it was arguably the most cre­ative one. Last Fri­day, “all 16 of the promi­nent artists, authors, per­form­ers and archi­tects on the President’s Com­mit­tee on the Arts and the Human­i­ties resigned,” reports The New York Times. And while their res­ig­na­tion let­ter did­n’t mince words (read it online here), it did take the added step of encod­ing in its text a short mes­sage for POTUS. Cir­cle the first let­ter of each para­graph and what do you get? RESIST, the mantra of 2017.

In oth­er relat­ed news, the admin­is­tra­tion announced that Trump will skip the annu­al Kennedy Cen­ter Hon­ors this year–just the fourth time that a pres­i­dent has missed this annu­al nation­al cel­e­bra­tion of the arts. This year’s hon­orees include Glo­ria Este­fan, LL COOL J, Nor­man Lear, Lionel Richie, and Car­men de Laval­lade.

via Boing Boing/Art­net

Relat­ed Con­tent:

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  • Jonathan collins says:

    The equiv­a­lent of tak­ing your ball and going home. What a dis­grace. God for­bid you dis­agree with some­one any­more in this coun­try. I’m not say­ing I agree with either side, but talk about child­ish!

  • Karl Reitmann says:

    That list of third-rate celebri­ties at the end… Do they qual­i­fy as “artists” in today’s Amer­i­ca?
    A very sad state of affairs…

  • Bill W. says:

    Oooh…how wit­ty and cre­ative of them. Did ‘Bri­an the Dog’ type it? Either way, they get a gold-star stick­er, with the let­ter being put on the fridge for every­one to see!

  • frankie says:

    chil­dren behave…total idiots resign and show us all who’s boss…please, shut up and sing.…

  • frankie says:

    Chomp­sky’s form let­ter …you dirty trolls!

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