Brilliant Sticker Covers Up “Racist Rubbish” With a Picture of a Cute Kitty

Racist graffiti rears its ugly head in urban environments around the world. But someone in Manchester, England is taking a stand by covering up the offensive tagging with a giant sticker that features a stately kitty. Alongside the fluffy feline staring back at you is text that reads, “There was some racist rubbish here but I covered it up with this picture of a cat.”

The effect of the sticker is two-fold. In one respect (and the most important), it conceals the racist remarks so that others will not see it. And in another, it shames the person that was bold enough to post it while demonstrating that other people won't tolerate their poor behavior. This particular instance came to light after the popular Twitter account Lorenzo The Cat first posted a picture of the placement. Throughout the tweet's many replies, the overwhelming message was users applauding the use of the sticker.

You can get your own cat cover-up label from the online shop called Cracks Appearing Distro. The stickers are sold in singles as well as packs of 10 or 30. Printed on a white gloss paper, they should brave the elements and last outdoors for six months.

This stately kitty sticker is helping cover up racist graffiti.

Cat Sticker Graffiti Cover Up

Cat Sticker Graffiti Cover Up

h/t: [Bored Panda, Boing Boing]

All images via Cracks Appearing Distro unless otherwise noted.

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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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