What If Your Favorite Cartoon Characters Were Hamas Terrorists?
The Israeli-Gaza conflict has made July pretty shitty in the world of hard news. We typically do not dabble in heavy, complicated geopolitical issues here at a BroBible. That said, occasional an angle just kinda, sorta works its way into a post. Case in point: The Israeli women posting pictures of their T&A in support of the IDF.
Italian artist/graphic designer aleXsandro Palombo just released a shocking series of illustrations that will surely kick the proverbial social media beehive over the next few days. Palombo — who recently gained viral fame for imagining Kim Kardashian’s poses as Simpsons characters — imagined what Prince Aladdin, Princess Yasmine, and other cartoon characters would look as Hamas terrorists. In a strongly-worded blog post, the Italian artist introduces the images while decrying acts of Palestinian terrorism and use of child soldiers:
“Naftali Fraenkel (16, from Nof Ayalon), Gilad Shaer (16, from Talmon), and Eyal Yifrah (19, fromElad), were the three Israeli teenagers that were abducted and killed in June by a terrorist cell affiliated to Hamas.
It’s unacceptable and atrocious that in the modern era three young boys full of life, hopes and dreams, had to die in this uncivilized and barbaric way, killed by unscrupulous people who, for years, have forced the Israeli people to live in fear and terror.
Hamas terrorists not only harm the people of Israel but takes also in hostage the people of Gaza, where civilians are used as human shields and where children are turned into little soldiers and causing the deaths of Gaza’s civilians, children, women, men…
“Terrorism is like a cancer, something that you have to fight.” said aleXsandro Palombo.
aleXsandro Palombo is no stranger to using animated characters to get people talking about important social issues. Earlier this year he depicted female Disney cartoons with bloody faces and black-eyes in a series taking aim at domestic violence.
His latest series, however, is heavily pro-Israeli and anti-Hamas, which is bound to be controversial given gravity of the situation in the Middle East. It includes all sorts of childhood cartoon favorites: Yasmine, Aladdin, Snow White, Cinderella, Ariel (The Little Marmaid), Aurora (Sleeping Beauty), Lois Griffin, Mort and Neil Goldman (Jewish cartoons character from Family Guy), Meg Griffin, Chris Griffin, Alice in Wonderland, Bart Simpson, Lisa Simpson, Peter Pan and Pinocchio.
There are more depictions — some using images of terrorism in Israeli/Palestine as backdrops — Alexsandro Palombo’s blog. A few images below, which were just e-mailed to me via AaleXsandro Palombo‘s press team: