Face Behind The Name: Meet Susan Burns, No Fan Of Paul Gauguin

Meet Susan Burns.

As TSG reported earlier today, the Alexandria, Virginia woman is facing criminal charges for allegedly trying to tear a Paul Gauguin painting off a wall at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C..

Burns, 53, is pictured at right in a mug shot taken following a 2006 arrest for simple assault.

According to a criminal complaint, Burns gave an extensive--and very kooky--statement after being read her Miranda warning Friday. She said, “I feel that Gauguin is evil. He has nudity and is bad for the children. He has two women in the painting and it’s very homosexual. I was trying to remove it. I think it should be burned. I am from the American CIA and I have a radio in my head. I am going to kill you.”

“Two Tahitian Women,” the Gauguin painting that so upset Burns, features two women and three exposed breasts.

Comments (15)

She's HOT! .... In a looney sort of way. Being a formal member of the KGB and the Mossad, I think she is two fries short of a Happy Meal
She maintained that unwavering venomous stare ever since she saw the nude photos of Limbaugh after he overdosed on Viagra and posed in the winter issue of Playgirl magazine, December 2001.
Looks like Rush Limbagh
Thank God I'm safe, thanks to my tin-foil hat!
Hey Susan...don't go look at the expressionists portfolios, if the impressionists affect this bad!
Thank goodness no one was breastfeeding at the museum or there may have been a murder. There's definitely some underlying mental issues with this woman.
Um.......how can boobs of all things, be bad for kids (especially babies)? Yikes! She broadcasting that piercing stare right into our brains with her C.I.A. radio! Look away or she'll have you under her spell!
Um, how can you actually try to use reason in a situation involving someone who is mentally ill?
She probably also has Sarah Palin in her head all the time...like all deranged liberals.
I think conservative christian is the term you are looking for