Saturday, February 4, 2017

The Statue of Liberty Beheaded

Germany's influential weekly news magazine Der Spiegel has sparked criticism for its cover art that has US President Donald Trump holding the decapitated head of the Statue of Liberty in one hand and a bloodied knife in the other.

The image is accompanied by Trump's slogan "America First". 
Some German newspapers criticized the cartoon, and even the German vice-president of the European Parliament called it "tasteless".
The cartoonist, Edel Rodriguez, said the image represented "the beheading of democracy". He told the Washington Post that he wanted to make a comparison between the IS and Donald Trump, saying "both sides are extremists".  

Der Spiegel editor-in-chief Klaus Brinkbaumer also said the cover shows Trump attacking a symbol of freedom.

"In our cover image, the American President is beheading that symbol which has welcomed migrants and refugees to the USA since 1886, and with that democracy and freedom", he told German news agency DPA.
I don’t know what the fuss is all about and why there is this fuss in the first place!?
Coming soon – February 25, 2017:

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