Why were these thugs so angry? Because Fairey recently created this mural in Denmark:
Liberals in Denmark were enraged by the creation, which Fairey stated that they misinterpreted. Similar to American liberals, these Danish left-wingers did not care that they did not understand the meaning of something. So, despite their misinterpretation, they decided to beat Fairey and a friend of his.
However, Fairey isn't one to report a crime and instead thought of his PR before the story came out. He stated, "The only thing I could see coming out of it was further media commentary like 'street artist whiner Shepard Fairey can't hold it down in a fight so he snitches to the cops."
|Fairey in front of his famous creation|