All human existence is politics. Every single one of us is alive because of politics, our freedom to make art is protected by politics, our freedom to discuss art is politics, the Internet on which this forum exists was created by politics and owes its continued existence to politics, being able to have forums on it is politics, the copywrite laws that support open-source software such as Blender are of course politics (which makes the fact that it’s license-free also politics).
The Weekend Challenge has sometimes had overtly political themes with little trouble – it gets profoundly political entries with little complaint. (Few votes, usually, but little complaint.) The very concept that my bare-minimum post linking to information that influences my voting (therefor on-topic) on a subject already under discussion was somehow inappropriate is political. My preference to reduce my support of media that, however subtly (or “subtly”, being on the autism spectrum I frequently miss nuance), advocates for killing some of our forum members (which would prevent them from using Blender) is of course political, but so are any objections.
If someone posted that they didn’t think Suzanne’s use was pure for the Weekend Challenge (pre-existing model) and therefor wouldn’t be voting for any Pure entries that used it, that’s politics. Lower-stakes politics than fan-art of genocidally-bigoted media as entries in the Weekend Challenge, but still. I wouldn’t agree with such a post, nor would I imply that it didn’t belong here.
Suzanne’s a cute animal, right?