Trump Depicted As ‘Dangerous Clown’ On Cover Of New Yorker Magazine Ahead Of Halloween — See The Creepy Pic
With one week to go before Halloween, a noted magazine is depicting Donald Trump as a “dangerous clown” on its cover. The artist credited with creating the Trump clown cover says the motivation behind the illustration of the troubled president is personal to him.
The upcoming issue of the New Yorker magazine hits newsstands one day before the Halloween holiday — 24 hours before the ghouls and goblins emerge. For 2017, the magazine used Donald Trump as a metaphor for the annual event. Carter Goodrich, who called the American president’s time in the White House a “national nightmare,” said his entire life has been upended since Donald Trump won the election.
The president appears as a red-nosed clown in traditional dress: a jumpsuit with an attached neck ruffle. Trump, the clown, is shown with a cunning smile as he peeps around tall tree trunks in a forest.
Carter Goodrich, the Trump clown creator, spoke to the magazine about his personal calling to render the president in such a manner.
“I’m still just as stunned now as I was a year ago, on Election Night.”
“I have been asked to work on movies about him. I can’t do it; most satire seems to lighten what feels to me like a dire situation. He’s already a cartoon villain, infantile and strange.”
Goodrich’s rendering of Trump in the image of a clown attracted many memes on social media that poked fun at the beleaguered commander-in-chief. While Goodrich has not compared his image to Pennywise, the main character from the IT movie, others have not been so reserved.
Like Time magazine, the New Yorker has used images of Donald Trump on past covers to represent thought-provoking messages. After the violent clashes erupted in Charlottesville in August, one of its covers depicted Donald Trump on a boat with a sail made to mirror a Ku Klux Klan member’s hood.
In early 2016, a Time cover showed a black and white close-up headshot of Trump during his campaign for the presidency. Checked boxes referred to Trump as “party crasher,” “demagogue,” “bully,” and “showman.” Other inflammatory issues followed that characterized Trump’s campaign in a negative light: “Meltdown” and “Total Meltdown.”
One user on Twitter, writer, Anthony Breznican linked to an EW story that drew comparisons between Donald Trump and the IT movie.
Does the Trump clown image on the New Yorker magazine cover go too far or is it fair game?
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