The presidential race just got a lot more controversial, if that is even possible. Five statues of a naked Donald Trump appeared around the United States. San Francisco, Los Angeles, Cleveland, Seattle, and New York City became social media hotspots as photos of the naked Republican presidential hopeful went viral. The anarchist collective INDECLINE quickly took responsible for the stunt, explaining the project was called “The Emperor Has No Balls” and was a play off of the classic story, The Emperor’s New Clothes. The nauseating sight features a out-of-shape man with an extremely small penis and no testicles. Whether you love or hate Donald Trump, you have to wonder what he thinks about the statues.
Social media went crazy over the installations and #NakedTrump quickly became a trending topic. Using it to share pictures of the statues and promote various political stories, the hashtag was everywhere.
An anonymous spokesperson from INDECLINE told the Post, “like it or not, Trump is a larger-than-life figure in world culture at the moment. Looking back in history, that’s how those figures were memorialized and idolized in their time — with statues.”
This isn’t the first time that INDECLINE has went after Trump. The Verve reports on the previous incident:
“Protesting several comments that Trump made about Mexican immigrants being “rapists,” they spray-painted a caricature of Trump with a ball gag in his mouth on a border wall in Tijuana, accompanied by the phrase “RAPE TRUMP!””
We know these graphic pictures can not be unseen, but we have to know what do you think about these statues? Is #NakedTrump all part of free speech or totally offensive?