I was in the US on company training during the aftermath of the butt affair. In my class (it is a technical training class where members are all 30-50 years old) the reaction I got upon learning where I hail from was: "Oh! You're from Singapore. Have you guys cane that Michael Fay yet?" And the answer was: "Not yet because Bill Clinton wants to bargain..." and back comes the unanimous response: "What are you guys waiting for? Cane the *******, and his father too!"
Clearly most of heartland Americans are sick and tired of their Street Artists as well.