Once you see it, you can’t un-see it.
A Wisconsin sculptor and former senior staff sculptor of the Walt Disney Company by the name of Chuck Williams has unveiled his design for a fully nude troll doll modeled to look like President Donald Trump. The New York Daily News reports that Williams “originally posted photos of the prototypes to Facebook in mid-February — sharing front and back full-body views to show he hadn’t pilfered a pre-existing figure.”
He launched a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign — which you can join at this link — to help see the project through to completion about a week ago, setting a goal for the project to collect $38,000.
He’s passed that goal many times over at present, however, having raised well over $175,000 and counting.
One of the most recent users to leave comments on the campaign, who goes by Levi, says that he has “not laughed this hard in a long while from seeing something online.”
Williams, writing in an update on the project, said that he is “very grateful to have made so many people happy with this sculpture.”
The doll is a parody of the classic troll doll design, simply with Trump’s face, and holding a phone to mock the president’s proclivity for obsessive tweeting. You can see an example of it below:
This proposed doll is far from the only instance of provocative artistic protest against the Trump administration.
Last week, on Valentine’s Day, New York City saw a series of projections go up on the side of three buildings that depicted a fully nude, caricatured Russian President Vladimir Putin caressing a fully nude, and very pregnant President Donald Trump.
There’s even been instances of this sort of thing overseas, such as the time that a Chinese mall unveiled a giant rooster statue modeled to look like President Trump.
Williams runs an independent studio with his wife now after having retired from Disney in the 90’s according to the New York Daily News. He wrote in an update on his Kickstarter project that he “makes costume replicas and sculpts figures for [himself] and other studios.”
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