Aussie Artist Lushsux Defends Controversial Chester Bennington Mural

Aussie street artist Lushsux has found himself at the centre of controversy (again), this time over a new mural of Linkin Park‘s late frontman Chester Bennington.

The mural has been painted as part of a series of works by Lushsux at the MuseumsQuartier in Vienna, Austria, but has prompted a mixed response from punters on social media.

Some have taken issue with the fact that Lushsux painted Bennington’s likeness next to a picture of Kendall Jenner, while others have called him out for the Linkin Park lyrics used and the “something takes a part of me…” lyrics that are also featured, from the Korn song ‘Freak On A Leash’:

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Lushsux has since defended his newest mural in a brief statement to Music Feeds, saying, “No [one] ever said it was too soon to make a joke about the dead. I’m a huge KoRn fan, so…”

There have also been plenty of comments of support for Lushsux’s new mural as well.

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Following Bennington’s passing, Korn’s Brian ‘Head’ Welch called the singer’s death “cowardly”, but Korn have since performed a tribute to him.

This isn’t the first time Lushsux’s work has come under fire, with the artist recently telling Music Feeds that he believed Dave Grohl complained about a mural of his own likeness shortly before it was painted over.

Check out Lushsux’s controversial new Chester Bennington mural, below.

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All memes aside sad news, rip @chesterbe #ripchester

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