Mexican artist makes Donald Trump piñata in response to xenophobic comments
When he announced his intention to run for president earlier this week in a speech that doubled as absurdist art, Donald Trump included a number of nasty, xenophobic comments about Mexican people, saying:
“When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending the best. They’re not sending you, they’re sending people that have lots of problems and they’re bringing those problems. They’re bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime. They’re rapists and some, I assume, are good people, but I speak to border guards and they’re telling us what we’re getting.”
Now a Mexican artist named Dalton Avalos Ramirez has responded by creating a Trump-inspired piñata. It’s almost as big-mouthed and wild-haired as the living version.
It’s not just a single piece either. Avalos Rameriz plans to produce the Trumpatas which will come in various sizes and allow offended Mexicans to take out some of their anger about Trump’s xenophobic comments peacefully. Well, if not peacefully, at least not through violence against any actual human beings.
According to the Guardian, Avalos Ramirez says he created the effigy “because of the hatred Trump expressed for the Mexican people.”
The artist added that “people want to burn the piñatas, they want to break them.”
Avalos Ramirez is apparently no stranger to the concept of the retaliatory piñata, having produced papier-mâché parodies of everyone from Kim Kardashian to Miley Cyrus in response to various sins.
If only Donald Trump were full of candy instead of a frothy mixture of bullshit and hate.