Graffiti artists cleverly defacing racist San Francisco bus ads with Ms. Marvel

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Jan 27, 2015

Sometimes art can inspire us to be better, and sometimes it can even be used to combat hatred itself. This is a bit of both, and it’s awesome.

A series of Islamophobic bus advertisements have been taken out across the San Francisco, essentially equating Islam with Nazism. The ads are paid for by the Freedom Defense Initiative, which some have classified as a hate group. They did a similar run of ads in NYC a couple of months ago, though some graffiti artists on the West Coast have come up with an absolutely perfect response.

What’s the best way to respond to bigotry and hatred? Kill ‘em with kindness, and the graffiti artists are using none other than Marvel’s popular Muslim hero Kamala Khan, aka the new Ms. Marvel, to deliver the message. The artists have defaced the ads with pleas for peace, with Ms. Marvel leading the charge.

Some amazing person has been painting over the anti-Muslim bus ads in SF with Ms. Marvel graffiti. Spread love. https://t.co/U8W2g01O2T

— G. Willow Wilson (@GWillowWilson) January 26, 2015

Well played, crusading Marvel fans. Well played.

(Via The Mary Sue)