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Artists Around the World Dedicate Murals to Samira Wiley's OITNB Character

Artists Around the World Dedicate Murals to Samira Wiley's 'OITNB' Character


They feature the words, "Stand Up."

If you were distraught at the sudden and infuriating loss of Poussey Washington on the season four finale of Orange is the New Black, know that you’re not alone. As Netflix gears up to release an intense season five, fans around the world are still coping with the death of this audience favorite.

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To commemorate the character, Netflix has commissioned artists from around the world to paint their own depictions of Samira Wiley’s character. Murals in New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, Melbourne, Sydney, Chicago, Detroit, and San Francisco feature Poussey with the words “Stand Up.”



“I think it’s our responsibility as artists to be able to reflect the time that we’re living in,” Wiley told the AP. “She’s a fictional character that can elicit real change in thought and action from people.”

Season five of Orange is the New Black premieres June 9 on Netflix.


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