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Artist mural criticising Alan Jones for comment Jacinda Arden should have a sock shoved down throat

Street artist unveils mural criticising Alan Jones for his comment that Jacinda Arden should have sock shoved down her throat

  • Street artist has painted mural criticising Alan Jones for Jacinda Ardern remarks 
  • Artist Scott Marsh’s work depicts the radio shock jock with a gag over his mouth 
  • The mural appeared this week on a wall in Chippendale in Sydney’s inner south 

A street artist has painted a mural criticising Alan Jones for his comment that Jacinda Arden should have sock shoved down her throat. 

The towering artwork, painted on an alley wall in Chippendale in Sydney’s south, shows the radio shock jock with a gag over his mouth. 

Jones suffered considerable backlash for the comments about the New Zealand Prime Minister made earlier in August in which he said Scott Morrison should ‘shove a sock down her throat’ for lecturing Australia about climate change. 

The artist, Scott Marsh, posted a video on his Instagram account of someone throwing a pair of rolled up socks at the mural. 

Jones suffered considerable backlash for the comments about the New Zealand Prime Minister made earlier in August 

A street artist has painted a mural criticising Alan Jones for his comment that Jacinda Arden should have sock shoved down her throat

A street artist has painted a mural criticising Alan Jones for his comment that Jacinda Arden should have sock shoved down her throat 

Jones’s comments were made in reference to Jacinda Ardern saying Australia has to ‘answer to the Pacific’ on climate change at a Pacific Islands Forum in Tuvalu this month. 

Scott Morrison, also in Tuvalu for the forum, responded by saying he was ‘way out of line’ over the comment. 

‘The comment has been relayed to me; on what’s been reported to me, I find that very disappointing and of course that’s way out of line,’ Morrison told the media. 

‘I have two daughters, so you can expect that’s how I would feel personally about it. I’ll leave others to explain what they’ve said and how they’ve said it.’ 

The artist, Scott Marsh, posted a video on his Instagram account of someone throwing a pair of rolled up socks at the mural

The artist, Scott Marsh, posted a video on his Instagram account of someone throwing a pair of rolled up socks at the mural

The artist, Scott Marsh, posted a video on his Instagram account of someone throwing a pair of rolled up socks at the mural 

Jones backpeddled from his remarks saying he meant it as a figure of speech and people had ‘wilfully misinterpreted’ him. 

Former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull also weighed in on the controversy calling the remarks ‘misogynistic’. 

Marsh has gained a reputation as a prominent street artist with a number of his works gaining international attention.

His others works have included caricatures of Israel Folau and Tony Abbott, and a drawing of the crate used to restrain a knifeman on the loose in Sydney this month.

One in particular went viral – a huge depiction of the ‘Kanye kissing Kanye’ meme also painted on a wall in Chippendale. 

His others works have included caricatures of Israel Folau and Tony Abbott (pictured)

His others works have included caricatures of Israel Folau and Tony Abbott (pictured)

A mural featuring former Australian Wallabies player Israel Folau in Newtown, Sydney on July 5

A mural featuring former Australian Wallabies player Israel Folau in Newtown, Sydney on July 5

A mural by artist Scott Marsh depicting a milk crate. The image was taken on August 15

A mural by artist Scott Marsh depicting a milk crate. The image was taken on August 15

Australian artist Scott Marsh painted this image of rapper Kanye West kissing another Kanye West on a building in Chippendale, in Sydney

Australian artist Scott Marsh painted this image of rapper Kanye West kissing another Kanye West on a building in Chippendale, in Sydney 

According to the ABC a member of West’s entourage contacted Marsh shortly after it was painted offering him money to paint over the wall. 

He responded by offering a large print of the artwork painted over with a $100,000 price tag – and a promise he would paint over the wall if it was purchased. 

The print was purchased and the wall subsequently painted over – though it is not known if a member of Kanye’s entourage was the buyer or if the huge asking price was reached. 



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