Piñatas that closely resemble Donald Trump are selling quickly in Mexico. Apparently, Mexicans are channeling their hatred towards the businessman-turned-presidential candidate for remarks about the regional people being the reason for escalation in crime in America.
An artist in Reynosa, Mexico, has created a papier-maché figurine that very closely resembles Donald Trump. Apart from his the suit and the flamboyant tie, the artists has even matched Donald Trump’s much talked about hairstyle, reported People. The artist, Dalton Avalos Ramirez shared he designed the piñata “because of the hatred Trump expressed for the Mexican people.”
Donald Trump invited widespread criticism for his alleged racism-laced comments against the Mexicans. He alleged that it was the Mexicans in particular who were hurting the United States because they are “bringing drugs … they’re bringing crime … they’re rapists.” Realizing his comments reek of racism, the multi-millionaire quickly attempted to downplay his statements,
“There is nothing to apologize for. Many bad people are pouring through. I’m not saying just Mexican, many bad people. I don’t have a racist bone in my body. I’m just exposing things that everybody knows is happening, but nobody wants to talk about.”
His comments have set in motion multiple retaliatory events including Spanish-language network Univision announcing it won’t broadcast the Miss USA Pageant, which Trump has been co-sponsoring for about two decades now. Unsurprisingly, NBC and Macy’s have also severed ties with the businessman fearing a backlash.
Trump has already initiated legal proceedings against Univision, but maintains him suing Univision was only a part of his presidential campaign and nothing to do with the network’s decision of choosing not to air Miss USA in Mexico. Evidently, Trump is suing Univision for “breach of contract” to the tune of $500 million.
The Trump piñatas have proven quite popular, owing to their intended usage, explained the artist.
“People want to burn the piñatas. They want to break them.”
He has developed several variants of the Trump piñatas, including one which has the figurine wearing a crown and a pageant sash that reads “Miss Stupid.”
The artist has created multiple piñatas including those of Caitlyn Jenner, Kim Kardashian, and Britney Spears. He claims his inspiration comes from his people and their demands. He added that Trump piñatas are already on back-order and people are lining up to snatch them up and beat them to pulp, reported ABC News. It’s rather ironic that in a way, Donald Trump is helping the Mexican economy.
[Image Credit | Getty Images, Piñateria Ramirez]