When it comes to political commentary The New Yorker has never been known to pull punches, and the magazine's latest cover is no exception. Artist Barry Blitt, however, took our imaginations to a place they never wanted to go. According to Blitt, the cover art — which depicts President Trump naked behind a lectern during a press conference — took its inspiration from Bob Dylan's “It’s Alright Ma (I’m Only Bleeding),” in which Dylan sings “even the President of the United States must sometimes have to stand naked.”
People couldn't help but make a connection to the classic fairy tale, The Emperor's New Clothes.
Been thinking Emperor's New Clothes for quite a while now. Good cover!— One NYC Quaker (@NYCityQuaker) March 16, 2018
For once pretty much everyone agreed: no one wanted to see Trump like that...
Barry, I hope your imagination got hazard pay for envisioning this cover. On a related note, my eyes are calling a lawyer.— Seth Knight (@zeninsomniac) March 16, 2018
Some people had notes for the artist:
Trump standing at a podium and answering questions would never happen. Everything else in the photo is arguably accurate.— Ryan MacLeod (@CTVRyan) March 16, 2018
Despite committing the visual equivalent of a war crime, The New Yorker may have won a few new subscribers:
I'll subscribe just to laugh at this one for a long time— Captain Harlock (@MrHydro2) March 17, 2018
The only question is, what will Trump think of it?
My guess is he won't *get* the cover. "Look at me! In all my naked glory! Nothing to hide! They love me!"— thunter (@TreeHugs23) March 16, 2018