Brazilian Artists' Mural Subject of Controversy

Os Gemeos (Portuguese for The Twins) is the name the Brazilian graffiti artist twins go by in the art world. They usually create pieces on a grand scale, featuring yellow-skinned characters. Their subjects range from family portraits to social and political circumstances, and even Brazilian folklore. 

Os Gemeos' latest work is a mural at Boston's Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway at Dewey Square. It's painted on a Big Dig venilation building.

It draws criticsm from a diverse group of people, who leave comments such as "terrorist," "raghead," "wife of a terrorist," "gay ninja," or that it is, "...seriously poor taste." And that's just some of the tamer ones.

It just might be as Johnny Dow comments, a "rorschach test for idiots and racists."