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Local artist’s ‘Con Huevos’ mural receives backlash


EL PASO, Texas — A local artist’s mural is drawing attention for its double meaning that some find offensive.

Tino Ortega’s “Con Huevos” mural is part of a series of realistic 3D balloon murals begun to honor the 23 lives lost in the August 3 mass shooting at Walmart, KISS FM reported. Ortega set out to create 23 murals across El Paso as part of the series.

The phrase literally translates to “with eggs” in Spanish but has multiple meanings. These meanings often refer to bravery and courage. According to Roberto.com, the phrase may be perceived as vulgar.

“Con Huevos” and other murals from the series can be found on Instagram @ortegtino.

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