The destruction of the Enrique Chagoya lithograph "The Misadventures of the Romantic Cannibals" by Kathleen Folden at the Loveland Museum Gallery was the direct result of inflammatory and false descriptions of the print.
The premeditated destruction was fomented by the defamation of Enrique Chagoya and his work by Daryle Klassen, Deacon Edward Armijo, Fox News, news Channels 4 and 9, The Denver Post and many other news media, blogs and individuals. They all made statements that the lithograph “The Misadventures of the Romantic Cannibals” was “smut,” “filth,” “porn,” “obscene,” and depicted “Jesus having oral sex”. Statements that were unfounded and not proven.
We deplore the violence and intolerance of this act. It is an insidious form of coercive censorship.