President Trump is no stranger to being the topic of joked and criticism. Whether it is people making fun of his signature hairstyle, his “tan” skin or just the comments he makes, he is not afraid to fire back and put people in their place when it is necessary.
Recently a major magazine company just decided to put an exaggerated picture of Trump on their cover and now they are going to pay for that choice. It is disgusting to see that the people who thought the cover was a good idea are the same liberals that are outspoken when it comes to anti-body shaming. It sounds extremely hypocritical to me.
Their decision to put this article out there has even made some of their most dedicated leftist fans outraged with this super low brow blow. What is also ridiculous is that they had other options for the cover but they chose to put this one out there instead.
Fox News Reported, The prestigious New Yorker magazine is under fire for its latest cover, which depicts President Trump addressing reporters in the nude in an unflattering illustration that mocks his appearance.
The magazine tweeted an early look at this image and it was immediately met with criticism. While many critics chimed in with responses calling the image “disgusting” and “repulsive,” others accused the image of mocking the president for his physical appearance – which is generally frowned upon in the current cultural landscape.
“I dislike Trump, but they could have done without the body shaming,” one user tweeted. “Especially considering that is a culture we are all trying to get away from.”- Reader on Twitter
The reader added, “As someone who is VERY Anti-Trump, displaying him as a flesh-colored blob is 100% body shaming.”
I get that, but as someone who is VERY Anti-Trump, displaying him as a flesh-colored blob is 100% body shaming, and its something that Trump himself would do. We can be better than that.
— Collin Rea (@_CollinRea) March 16, 2018
“Shame on you for doing this to anybody, not just the president,” a reader replied to the magazine’s tweet. Another reader was so disgusted that they referred to The New Yorker as “trash” that has “fallen to the lowest level,” while another proclaimed, “Your readers are snobs.”
Members of the media have chimed in, as Think Progress editor Judd Legum predicted that Trump won’t appreciate the art and MSNBC producer Kyle Griffin simply tweeted, “Oh my.”
Conservative commentator Britt McHenry told Fox News that the cover is another sign of “intolerance and mean-spirited behavior” from the liberal media.
“Why is his weight relevant? There has been a lot of turbulence within the White House Administration the past couple weeks with high profile people resigning,” McHenry said. “Focus on what actually matters, if criticism is all the media wants to project.”
Washington Post media columnist Erik Wemple seemed to take great joy in the cover, noting there is a great deal to love about the illustration and pointing to the size of particular extremities as an example, an obvious jab at the size of Trump’s hands.
Others fixated on the fact that the esteemed magazine would be able to get away with mocking the appearance of a female public figure.
“Imagine the s–t storm had Madame @HillaryClinton won and a magazine had decided to run a cover of her along these lines,” one user wrote.
“It’s sad to see liberal deep state minds at work, only hurting the future of our country, it citizens and their own families! What goes around comes around,” a critic of the cover tweeted, while another said the image is an example of why The New Yorker is “turning into the Mad Magazine for urban elitists.”
The Barry Blitt illustration “recalls the prophet Bob Dylan, who once noted, in ‘It’s Alright Ma (I’m Only Bleeding),’ that ‘even the President of the United States must sometimes have to stand naked,’” according to the magazine.
“I wanted to address President Trump’s stormy relationship with the press,” Blitt said.
Art Editor Francoise Mouly wrote that the illustration was selected from a group that included images of school shootings and the death of Stephen Hawking.
“Once the image was selected, Blitt honed the cast and contour of certain love handles, then glazed the work in his signature watercolors,” Mouly wrote.
It comes as no surprise that mainstream media and it’s popular left-leaning magazines would celebrate an unflattering depiction of President Trump. The funny thing is, Trump couldn’t care less. The only thing they have to make fun of him for is his appearance. His policy changes have created a booming economy, more jobs and a stronger military. So body shame him all you want, but he is just going to keep winning.