Molly Norris, the Seattle artist who created the poster announcing May 20 as Everybody Draw Muhammad Day, has officially washed her hands of the event she just invented a few days ago. The reason? According to an email statement to the L.A. Times, she was freaked out by how quickly her poster and the idea of publicly depicting Muhammad on May 20 went viral.
Norris writes in her email, “I am sort of freaked out about my name/image being all over the place.”
Seems like she might have thought of that before emailing her poster to widely read blogger and columnist Dan Savage.
But hey, we all have second thoughts, right? She’s allowed to change her mind. So, fair enough — as far as I’m concerned, Molly Norris is no longer affiliated with Everybody Draw Muhammad Day. But I’m still drawing Muhammad, and so are lots of other people all over the world, and we’re all still showing our drawings on May 20. And so should you.