Naked statues of Donald Trump appear in various US cities
Friday, August 19, 2016
The statues were unveiled in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Cleveland and Seattle. Titled "The Emperor Has No Balls", the project was devised by the anarchist collective , presenting Trump in an unflattering and humiliating way.
A spokesperson for INDECLINE told The Washington Post the project was inspired by the story " " which depicts a vain and overconfident leader. The spokesperson also said the project is meant to poke fun at the tendency for those in authoritarian positions to raise monuments of themselves.
The statues are credited to a-based artist called Ginger, who said he was approached by INDECLINE because of his pervious work designing monsters for horror movies and haunted houses. A video of Ginger creating these statues went up on INDECLINE's page.
The New York City statue became a busy tourist spot until the parks and recreation department took it down. A spokeswoman for the NYC parks and recreation centre stated: "NYC Parks stands firmly against any unpermitted erection in city parks, no matter how small."
- Peter Holley. "These protesters wanted to humiliate ‘Emperor’ Trump. So they took off his clothes." — , August 19 2016
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