Michelle and Melania Cartoon Explodes on Twitter
#InTrumpsAmerica The #FirstLady will be Great Again! #Trump2016 https://t.co/2FGmMQ1bBo pic.twitter.com/g2SOBjFXSI
— GrrrGraphics (@GrrrGraphics) May 13, 2016
Garrison defended the cartoon calling it an attack on what he termed the “tyranny of Big Government.” As the First Lady is a ceremonial title with no federal authority it is less clear how contrasting the perceived physical appearances of Michelle Obama and Melania Trump is a commentary on executive overreach. Garrison’s Twitter timeline consists mainly cartoons endorsing various conservative positions on issues like immigration, political correctness and social justice. Typically, these images depict Trump as a heroic figure taking on progressives and causes like “censorship”, the “wage gap myth” “diversity quotas” and “safe spaces.” More often than not the cartoons go out of their way to deride, along with Hillary Clinton and “Big Government”, racial & ethnic minorities, anyone identifying as LGTBQ and/or anyone disagreeing with any of Trump’s positions.
@GrrrGraphics A Princeton and Harvard Law School educated lawyer vs. a Slovenia high-school dropout turned model/goldigger. #yeahright — Marcus Wesson (@mahhcus) May 14, 2016
While some Twitter users like Marcus Wesson suggested Mrs. Obama’s Ivy League credentials made her an ideal FLOTUS, one astute commenter objected to the sexism of forcing women to compete with one another:
‘Oddly, they feel the need to denigrate Michelle to prop up Melania, when that’s so not the point. But they’re too stupid to [understand] that.’
For his part, Garrison appears unbothered by the controversy going so far as to call his detractors “cry babies” who fail to recognize the satirical value of his work.
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