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This Performance Artist Got Trump’s Campaign Slogan Tattooed Around His Butthole

While you were busy donating a couple bucks to charity, a performance artist was bending over to endure the most cringe-worthy act of resistance you’ll see today: Getting Donald Trump’s “Make America Great Again” presidential campaign slogan tattooed around his own asshole.

Abel Azcona, a queer performance artists who’s participated in or individually performed 500 projects around the world, got the tattoo done at the Defibrillator Gallery in Chicago.

His reasons for this extreme act of bravery(?) are best heard in full, from the man himself. Azcona told the Huffington Post:

“I always worked my body as a weapon and a political tool. For more than 12 years I have been performing political and social performances and exhibitions that have led me to jail, detention or death threats. I believe in the empowerment of the body and of the pain. The anus is a pleasure zone for many people, and an area of sin for others. I think demystifying what the anus is, and writing a fascist political motto like that in my anus, is a clearly critical and subversive action.

“I believe that all of us who consider ourselves different should never be silent. We must attack. We must use our body as a weapon of empowerment. We are faggots, women, Mexicans, blacks and different. And we are brave. Art is the greatest critical, social and political weapon I know.”

Truly empowering words from an activist whose butthole is likely very sore.


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