Some shoppers swearing off Oklahoma mall after gallery display

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This occurs after art portraying prominent politicians and media personalities as Nazis was displayed out in the open. This occurs after art portraying prominent politicians and media personalities as Nazis was displayed. Mall management said a vendor went back on an agreement.”It was a very shocking display of antisemitism and racism in my opinion,” said John Brown, a Shawnee resident.Brown went to the Shawnee mall with his daughter over the weekend.”You know, pre-Black Friday, seeing what we could find to buy and ran into all of this artwork, quote-unquote,” Brown said.It was the “artwork,” which was three paintings, measuring several dozen feet long. Brown said it was in the mall’s main concourse.The paintings depicted President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and several other prominent figures in Nazi uniforms, including swastikas.”Very shocking display of antisemitism and racism,” Brown said.The owners of the Shawnee mall told KOCO 5 they spoke with Community Art Gallery, the host of the art show, multiple times before this past weekend. The mall said the gallery decided to display the work against their wishes and mall management told them to remove it as soon as they discovered it was being displayed.Mall management said they’re committed to a family-friendly environment and plan to have more conversations with the gallery.KOCO 5 reached out to the gallery via Facebook, as well as by phone but did not hear back.

This occurs after art portraying prominent politicians and media personalities as Nazis was displayed out in the open.

This occurs after art portraying prominent politicians and media personalities as Nazis was displayed. Mall management said a vendor went back on an agreement.

“It was a very shocking display of antisemitism and racism in my opinion,” said John Brown, a Shawnee resident.

Brown went to the Shawnee mall with his daughter over the weekend.

“You know, pre-Black Friday, seeing what we could find to buy and ran into all of this artwork, quote-unquote,” Brown said.

It was the “artwork,” which was three paintings, measuring several dozen feet long. Brown said it was in the mall’s main concourse.

The paintings depicted President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and several other prominent figures in Nazi uniforms, including swastikas.

“Very shocking display of antisemitism and racism,” Brown said.

The owners of the Shawnee mall told KOCO 5 they spoke with Community Art Gallery, the host of the art show, multiple times before this past weekend. The mall said the gallery decided to display the work against their wishes and mall management told them to remove it as soon as they discovered it was being displayed.

Mall management said they’re committed to a family-friendly environment and plan to have more conversations with the gallery.

KOCO 5 reached out to the gallery via Facebook, as well as by phone but did not hear back.

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