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Artist Shantell Martin slammed Microsoft for asking her to make a Black Lives Matter mural while it's 'still relevant'

Artist Shantell Martin slammed Microsoft for asking her to make a Black Lives Matter mural while it's 'still relevant'
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Microsoft and advertising firm McCann asked the artist Shantell Martin to make a Black Lives Matter mural in Manhattan.




In an email, the duo asked Martin to make the mural this weekend "while the protests are still relevant."




Martin posted a photo of the email request to Twitter, criticizing the team for insinuating the Black Lives Matter movement won't be relevant after this weekend.




"There are many layers to why it is wrong and we can start to make excuses about why or how this type of email came about, but the bottom line is it is unacceptable and a part of the problem," Martin told Insider in a statement via email.




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Microsoft is under fire after mural artist Shantell Martin leaked an email request the company sent her that insinuated the Black Lives Matter movement was a passing trend.
Martin is a well-known mural artist, famous for her black and white designs that have led her to work with stars like Kendrick Lamar.

Microsoft and advertising firm McCann approached Martin via email about making a mural in honor of the Black Lives Matter movement on June 3


Artist Shantell Martin slammed Microsoft for asking her to make a Black Lives Matter mural while it's 'still relevant'
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