r/therewasanattempt May 15 '24

to act happy about your Royal portrait.

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u/Broote May 15 '24

Wait, this whole time it was real? I thought that was just a meme! Holy shit

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u/ihateusernames999999 May 15 '24

So did I! That painting is so horrible. I thought it had to be fake.

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u/Parking_Train8423 May 15 '24

and in poor taste as well

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u/CanaryJane42 May 15 '24

He's covered and surrounded in what looks like blood

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u/Igennem May 15 '24

Fittingly, perhaps, depending on your point of view.

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u/Dazzling-Research418 May 15 '24

Ah okay. I figured but I feel like it’s appropriate, not bad taste, given the history of colonization by the monarchy.

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u/Orbitrix May 15 '24 edited May 15 '24

I don't think the painting itself, as an act of political commentary art is bad, or in poor taste. But being commissioned by the king himself, to be presented to him, it could be considered a bit in poor taste in that context. The act of doing it in that context was in poor taste. Your empire's bloody and entitled conquest of the world isn't exactly.... a flattering thing to have immortalized, no matter how true it may be tho, especially when you commissioned it yourself.

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u/chrisk9 May 15 '24

or hellfire

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u/AlexanderRussell May 15 '24

Based on his letters to Camilla he may like that 

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u/Emrys7777 May 15 '24

What about it is in good taste?