Artist Receives Death Threats After Creating A Very Aggressive Anti-Trump Billboard In Arizona
A Santa Monica-based artist has reportedly received death threats after creating an aggressive anti-Trump billboard that has gone up in Arizona. The billboard, which is expected to stay up for the entirety of Trump’s presidency, was created by Karen Fiorito and depicts President Trump’s face surrounded by mushroom clouds and dollar signs closely resembling Nazi swastikas. The giant billboard is supposed to represent “global destruction, warfare and annihilation of the planet,” according to the Associated Press.
Via CBS News,
The dollar swastikas, she said, represent “corporate power and greed and how our society has become all about money and corporatism.”
“To me, it says power, money, and dictatorship,” she told CBS Phoenix affiliate KPHO-TV.
The other side of the billboard shows the word “Unity” with five hands spelling out the word in sign language, according to the AP.
“I wanted to have a positive or a flip side to the billboard,” she said. “I wanted something to be a call to unity and a call for people to come together to resist what’s happening … if we become united, we can defeat anything.”
The 25-year-old artist has received “tons of positive feedback,” but has received a few death threats.
“There have been a couple of people who have said they will come and get me, or that I should be sleeping with a gun underneath my pillow,” she said. “They are very determined to get under my skin.”
To have a one side of the billboard villainize Trump and liken him to a party that killed six million Jews and the other side to call for Unity is so mind-bendingly hypocritical, I want to move to the moon. Fuck off, Karen. Seriously.
[h/t CBS News]