Not about it. Amber Tamblyn took to Facebook on Sunday, August 21, to slam those naked Donald Trump statues, which went viral last week.
In her post, the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants star, 33, attacked the anarchist collective INDECLINE, the organization that commissioned and placed five naked statues of Trump, 70, across the United States in protest of the Republican presidential nominee’s political views. While she isn’t an advocate of the real estate tycoon turned politician, Tamblyn shared her disappointment in the art pieces, which she believes promote body shaming.
“Body shaming is never okay, even when it comes to trump,” she wrote alongside a photo of the statue covered with a sign that reads, “Shame me for my behavior not my body.”
“These statues aren’t art,” the actress continued. “They are a lazy, unoriginal concept, stolen mind you, from Illma Gore’s which already made this exact same point earlier this year. This is wholly unoriginal and uncreative.”
While many of Tamblyn’s followers agreed with her message, a handful implied that Trump deserves to be shamed. In response, the Joan of Arcadia alum fired back, “Ok so we should stoop to this level then?”
As previously reported, INDECLINE erected the life-size sculptures of Trump in New York City, Los Angeles, Cleveland, San Francisco and Seattle. The project was titled “The Emperor Has No Balls” — inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s tale, The Emperor’s New Clothes, about an overconfident leader who lost his wardrobe. The nude statues depict a testicle-free — and obese — Trump.
“We decided to depict Trump without his balls because we refuse to acknowledge that he is a man,” a spokesperson for INDECLINE told The Huffington Post on August 18. “He is a small arrogant child and thus, has nothing in the way of testicles.”
Las Vegas-based artist Ginger crafted the statues of the ex-Celebrity Apprentice host. Last week, he spoke to The Washington Post about his creative process.
“When the guys approached me, it was all because of my monster-making abilities,” he said, referring to INDECLINE’s request, which was sent to him back in April. “Trump is just yet another monster, so it was absolutely in my wheelhouse to be able to create these monstrosities.”
The Sin City resident — who specializes in creating lifelike monster replicas — once thought that he might vote for Trump this coming election, but changed his mind after the mogul made misguided comments about a disabled person.
“Starting on the project and looking at his face day in and day out when I’d come home, I began to build up some resentment,” he told the Post. “The straw that broke the camel’s back was when he made fun of the disabled reporter from The New York Times.”
“I have family members who are physically and mentally handicapped and who need different types of care,” Ginger added to the Post. “When I saw what he did, I was in such a rage.”
The statue placed in NYC’s Union Square was removed on August 18, the same day it made its Manhattan debut. “Parks and Rec just took the statue away,” an onlooker told Us Weekly last Thursday. “The crowd was booing and cheering. Bystanders definitely got video of the people picking it up and hauling it away.”
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