Meet Anna Laurini, an artist who, according to her website, “has gained notoriety over the past several years as one of the most distinctive urban contemporary artists to burst onto the London scene.”
I am not sure if that is true, but she sure as hell has now gained notoriety for bursting onto the London scene as a sorry excuse for a human:
A man in north London (Chalk Farm area) recorded a woman removing photos of civilians kidnapped by Hamas. She responds, “I'm doing this to clean the street.” He alleges she made a comment about his nose after he stopped recording. pic.twitter.com/8Of02VjKCB— Andy Ngô 🏳️🌈 (@MrAndyNgo) November 22, 2023
Of course, like so many before her, Laurini subsequently played the victim, claiming she is being silenced because she is “pro-palestinian” and was just “being human”:
Of course, this cannot explain the actions of someone who tears down posters of innocent civilian hostages to a terror organization. And sure enough, it didn’t take long to discover that Laurini has been in the news before – for her rank antisemitism.
A London gallery is exhibiting the work of an artist who has promoted antisemitic conspiracy theories and suggested Israel was behind 9/11.
Over the past decade, Laurini has shared antisemitic conspiracy theories online multiple times, and once shared a post suggesting Jews control the media, banking and pornography industries.
The Italian painter posted on Instagram an old photo of herself posing in front of the World Trade Center in New York with a caption suggesting Israel may have carried out the 9/11 attacks.
“I found this iconic photo from the time, I had no idea what was about to happen…” the post read. It carried the hashtags “israel”, “9/11insidejob” and “zionist”.
She also appeared to link the Rothschild family to the 2001 al-Qaeda terror attack, writing that one week before the atrocity, an Israeli cargo company, the Zim Shipping Company, “broke [a] lease it had held for 30 years and moved out of the World Trade Center.” She continued: “Zim is half owned by the Rothschilds.”
Many antisemitic theories say the Jewish Rothschild family possesses undue control over the world’s financial system.
In another Instagram post, Laurini shared photos of herself posing with and David Icke, a notorious conspiracy theorist.
Laurini has also shared material on Gab, a loosely moderated social media platform, suggesting Jews control the media and the pornography industry.
A cartoon shared by the artist shows a man asking “how are they connected?” as he stands in front of a board on which topics including “pornography”, “banking” and “Hollywood” are connected by string in the shape of the Star of David.
The post adds: “If you ignore the JQ you are politically illiterate.” The “JQ” or “Jewish Question” is a term used frequently by people on the far-right.
Another post shared by Laurini describes sex offender Jeffrey Epstein as a “billionaire Jew pal of the rich and powerful” and his accomplice Ghislaine Maxwell as a “rich Jew”.
Naturally, when she was confronted back then with the antisemitic posts, she did not admit to them:
Laurini said: “I cannot now recall the content of the postings that you claimed I share on social media [sic].” She added that the account where those posts appeared “closed down over two years ago” and the comments “do not represent” her views.
Meanwhile, while Laurini has been ripping down the hostage posters, she has seen fit to stick her ugly artwork everywhere:
She considers herself a Picasso, but forget about the Pic.