Mexican Artist Creates Donald Trump Piñata Following Anti-Immigration Presidential Campaign Announcement
This artist is letting Mexicans beat Trump with a stick.
Following Donald Trump’s presidential candidacy announcement, where he made a number of ignorant comments about Mexican immigrants to the US, Mexican piñata artist Dalton Javier Avalos Ramirez is taking his revenge on the mogul the best way he knows how—by sculpting him out of papier mâché and inviting people to hit him with a stick.
Pinateria Ramirez, Avalos Ramirez’s outpost, is known for its candy-filled celebrities like Caitlyn Jenner, Kim Kardashian, and Miley Cyrus, as well as famous—or controversial—athletes and politicians.
Art is a common means of voicing political statements, especially when it comes to presidential candidates, and the piñata artist felt some frustration he needed to get out after he heard Trump’s comments.
“[Mexican immigrants] are bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people. But I speak to border guards and they tell us what we’re getting…They’re sending us not the right people.” Trump said in his speech at Trump Towers.
The piñata features the businessman’s exaggerated coif blowing in the wind, and his signature “you’re fired” face.
This continues a tradition of artists using piñatas for a fun game of hit-the-capitalist.
In his speech, Trump also promised to build a “great, great wall” on the southern border of the US, in order to keep out undocumented immigrants.
“A lot of Mexicans are angry at this person,” Avalos Ramirez told Buzzfeed. “We’ve made piñatas of controversial people in the past and we thought it would be a good idea to make a piñata of Trump because a lot of people would like to hit him.”Follow artnet News on Facebook.