Artist gets tattoo of Liam Gallagher’s homophobic tweet
A Danish artist has had a recent controversial tweet by Liam Gallagher tattooed onto his leg.
Kasper Nørlund has spent the past few years getting celebrities’ deleted tweets inked to his body as part of his ongoing Tweettoo art project.
The artist’s latest ‘addition’ is a tweet from former Oasis frontman Gallagher, who was accused of homophobia last week following a tweet to Russian football fans.
“Russian hooligans skintight shorts bumbags batty boy muscles ha ha I’d be more worried bout getting me arse pinched,” he wrote.
“It is not a personal attack at Liam Gallagher,” Nørlund explained to The Sun.
“If a celebrity tweets a statement that he or she then for some reason deletes, it qualifies for my Tweettoo project.”
“The Tweettoo Project is a work-in-progress art project that explores the powerful combination of celebrity and social media,” he added.
“Anyone can thoughtlessly say offensive things they regret but when you do it on the internet it will stay there forever.
“Like a tattoo. Combine this with an audience of 1 million followers and you have a situation that could easily get out of control.”
More from PinkNews
As well as Gallagher, Nørlund has also had tattoos of deleted tweets by singers Justin Bieber and Justin Timberlake.
Following a backlash from fellow Twitter users – who branded him a “homophobic fool” for making the comments following last week’s mass shooting in Orlando – Gallagher apologised for the statement.
He wrote: “If I’ve upset anybody with my tweets I apologise that includes you RKID as you were LG x (sic)”
“RKID” refers to his brother Noel Gallagher, with who he has feuded for years.
50 people were killed and 53 injured in the shocking terrorist hate crime attack last week, which saw a gunman open fire inside The Pulse gay bar in Orlando, Florida.