You must have heard of popular Hollywood’s Walk of Fame which is an internationally recognized street art.
Walk of Fame constitutes five-pointed terrazzo and brass stars on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles. These stars honour personalities from music, film and TV for their achievement in the entertainment industry.
Inspired by the same, a street artist from Mumbai has come up with his own version of Walk of Fame, dubbed as ‘Walk of Shame’,
On August 15, Tyler, who has an Instagram account named Tyler Street Art, took to his handle and wrote, “Starting this Independence Day, names of the most shameless figures across industries like Journalism, Politics, Bollywood, etc. will be painted on a street in Mumbai. The names will be selected by the people via online voting. Comment below with the name of the person you think should make it on ‘The Walk of Shame’. Names which are repetitive in comments, will then be entitled for the voting list.”
Explaining the reason behind the same, Tyler argued that these people have become the ‘mouth-pieces for political parties and have been spreading propaganda that causes widespread destruction, violence and stupidity.’
The artist believes his art will help end the cycle of spreading false propaganda. A look into the account suggests that the man is surely a critic of the Modi government and thus chooses names to paint accordingly.
Earlier he had painted the names of Arnab Goswami and Editor-in-chief of Zee News Sudhir Chaudhary on the street. And recently, Kangana Ranaut also made it to the list.
In an interview with Vice, Tyler said, “To muzzle the voice of dissent, several students and activists are constantly being targeted and thrown in jail even amidst COVID-19 lockdown. The idea behind this initiative is to connect people, by calling out the shameless public figures in the most non-violent way.”