...were the words I read on a friend's facebook status this morning.
This was the painting, featured on Winship Creations' facebook page. Click on the painting to read the comments.
It appears to show a young child having a cochlear implant bolted onto their head with a hand drill, and without any anaesthetic. It's deliberately shocking, and seems to depict the agony and torture of having a cochlear implant.
It's obviously designed to shock and provoke, and to reinforce the deaf community's sense that cochlear implants are innately evil.
The facebook friend who commented this morning said: "The comments I read were sickening. I wish to make my voice heard - controversial or not. How can people make very generalised comments and expect such comment to be relevant to each child or even adult.
It is an individual choice, individual situation, individual beliefs, individual dream. Bottom line is do not judge if you do not know the facts. I've stood back and let ignorant people judge me or others, but not anymore. Enough is enough."
I completely agree.