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.
For once pretty much everyone agreed: no one wanted to see Trump like that...
Some people had notes for the artist:
Despite committing the visual equivalent of a war crime, The New Yorker may have won a few new subscribers:
The only question is, what will Trump think of it?
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