Ai Weiwei, the Chinese artist and political activist (I posted something about him in September) is in the news again. He apparently tried to order a big batch of Legos, but the company refused. Read here about why and what he did about it:
“Ai Weiwei Setting Up Lego Collection Points After Company Refuses His Order” (from the New York Times)
This tweet was in the NYT article. There are others, too, representing different opinions.
A couple of discussion questions:
- Is it art, or is it a political statement? Can it be both?
- Do you think companies have any obligation to fill — or the right to refuse — orders from customers?