Well, will you take a look at this:
s/o to whoever installed this Trump statue in Union Square last night pic.twitter.com/Cldd4qkgyI
— JamesMichael Nichols (@jamesmichael) August 18, 2016
Hoping to humiliate The Donald a bit, and bring him down a notch, members of the anarchist collective INDECLINE decided they would showcase the aspirant president in the most humiliating way they could imagine: without his clothes.
The group unveiled life-size statues of Trump in the nude Thursday morning in public spaces in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Cleveland and Seattle.
There is a naked Trump statue in Union Square right now. pic.twitter.com/26bYxY4AwF
— New York City Patch (@NYC_Patch) August 18, 2016
Per The Washington Post:
The group’s latest project has been four months in the making and was inspired, in part, by “The Emperor’s New Clothes,” Hans Christian Andersen’s story about an overly confident leader without clothing, according to an INDECLINE spokesman.
Suggesting Trump is more of a (potential) ruler than a revolutionary, the statues also poke fun at the authoritarian tendency to erect large monuments in one’s likeness.
“Like it or not, Trump is a larger-than-life figure in world culture at the moment,” said the spokesman, who discussed the project with The Washington Post on the condition of anonymity. “Looking back in history, that’s how those figures were memorialized and idolized in their time — with statues.”
Do you think the group went too far?
— Guillaume SALVA (@guillaumesalva) August 18, 2016