‘It’s just pure hate’: Paul Bronfman on why he withdrew support to York University over painting

York University said that its students have the “right to express their views” after film mogul Paul Bronfman withdrew philanthropic support until the Toronto-based school take down a painting seeming to glorify a Palestinian terrorist.

“When I saw that mural, I thought ‘I’ve got to do something here,’” he told the National Post by phone.

  • Ron MacDonald

    Universities rely heavily on their alumni for funding, Bronfman should organize a boycott by all alumni, it’s the only way he’ll effect change. I doubt any of the scumbag leftists that graduate from York will ever donate money to the university later in life.

    • A good idea.

    • Waffle

      ???? This is a mite contradictory — in one breath you say that universities rely heavily on their alumni for funding and in the next you write that you doubt if any . . . that graduate fro York will ever donate . . . So what is it? They will or they won’t?

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        Donating rich alumni
        Scumbag leftists who graduate

      • Ron MacDonald

        I qualified that comment by writing “scumbags leftists that graduate”.

        • Waffle

          So “scumbags (sic) leftists . . .” are the poor sisters of the graduating classes and don’t have the money anyway? Anyway rather than quibble over semantics, there are probably more “scumbag leftists” than other categories among the alumni so why bother inducing any alumni to boycott? Personally, I think it’s more fruitful to go after the philanthropists. I don’t understand why Seymour Shulich is still pissing his money away.

          • Ron MacDonald

            My wife worked for McGill’s Alma Mater Fund, they sent out letters at least 4 times per year requesting the alumni donate to the fund.

  • Hard Little Machine

    this is what a power washer is for. tear it down everytime they re-do it.

  • simus1

    Is the Dork U mural commemorating the non ethnic arab victims of the real massive genocide perpetrated by the criminal arab muslim rulers of Sudan ito be found in an equally prominent spot?

  • The Butterfly

    We should rename it to the York Daycare Centre.

    • Clink9

      Gaza Daycare Centre – York Campus

      • The Butterfly

        That’s even better.

  • Barbara

    It’s even a crappy piece of artwork. I have seen better work in Highschool. Nothing artistic happening there.

  • Ed

    I woulda called it “Stone age contemplates industrial age.”

  • Good man, good Jew – Bronfman’s absolutely right. This painting is hate propaganda.

  • Tom Forsythe

    The artist doesn`t understand colour, composition, anatomy, or perspective, in addition to xer total ignorance about Israel.

  • Achmed

    York University President Mamdouh Shoukri will never support zionism nor zionists!

    The disbelievers will learn their place.

  • Petrilia

    Bravo Mr Bronfman!

  • simus1

    Wasn’t the creation of “Dork U” the golden hobby horse of all internal and external VIP Red Star C&S reading lefty enthusiasts and their ilk from the beginning of time ?