Meet the Art World Activists Responsible for These Viral Trump Sexual Assault Posters
As the world celebrated International Women’s Day on March 8, a powerful image of President Donald Trump was going viral on social media. The poster, which appeared overnight on the streets of New York, pairs the former reality star’s grinning visage with the text of what the A.V. Club dubbed Trump’s “sexual assault monologue,” that is, the transcript of his now-infamous hot mic recording from Access Hollywood.
The offensive remarks are attributed to “the President of the United States” at the bottom of the graphic.
In the East Village, a wall of the posters were spotted by Vanishing New York, plastered on a construction site. The Daily Kos credited their appearance to “a magical protest elf.” Celebrities including Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling, actor Mark Ruffalo, and sports commentator Keith Olbermann all shared photographs of the guerrilla artwork on Twitter, mainly without knowing who was behind it.