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NYU Tour Groups Complain Ai Weiwei Installation is ‘Ruining Their Instagrams’

The Washington Square Park Association made a huge fuss about Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, who placed part of his “Good Fences Make Good Neighbors” installation in the middle of everyone’s beloved arch. The real opponents of this piece have turned out to be loud parents and NYU hopefuls, visiting from the Midwest or wherever people don’t appreciate “woke art”.

Middle-aged mom Nancy Davis decided to be a savior and peacefully protested the installation, which had already been peacefully protesting in the first place. She made signs that included “Go Ai Weiwei,” and “No Weiwei.”

After tour groups finish up with their favorite stop, blocking the Kimmel escalators, their guide takes them to Washington Square Park for mandatory photo ops.

“This isn’t what it looked like when my friend took the same picture two months ago,” said a high school senior mid-Boomerang. “I only came here because I liked her feed. I will not stand for this ‘art’ ruining the potential for my Instagram aesthetic.”

Another aspiring student was explaining the installation to his parents, who had already purchases 11 NYU sweatshirts from the bookstore.

“It’s a modern take on the classic birdcage, and it’s been there since June,” he said. “I think they’re going to put live birds in it soon. There’s even a matching one under the real Arc de Triomphe. It’s still fuckin’ stupid though.”

When The Black Sheep‘s correspondents asked the artist for his thoughts on these ungrateful viewers, he declined to comment, making it clear that he likely gives zero fucks.

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