JOHOR BARU - The Lithuanian-born artist Ernest Zacharevic has posted what he has labelled as a "politically correct" edited version of his graffiti piece depicting a knife wielding character waiting in the corner for a female victim carrying a handbag.
Zacharevic posted the edited version on his Facebook page Tuesday morning, captioning the post as the "politically correct version - there is nothing that flowers cannot cover!"
In the edited version, the knife held by the main character is superimposed with a colourful bouquet of flowers.
The post also includes a Visit Malaysia 2014 icon at the bottom left corner of the picture.
The edited version garnered more than 4,000 likes with many stating that they preferred the original version and were thankful to Zacharevic for being such a good sport despite all the uproar linked to the art piece.
One Facebook user Jason Pedro Seow also posted an alternative superimposed picture where the two characters featured in the artwork donned Christmas hats and the knife is replaced with a boxed gift.