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‘Make America Great Again’, 2016via, courtesy the artist

Facebook bans artist over Donald Trump micropenis painting

The NSFW creation was apparently too much for the site to handle

Illma Gore, the LA artist behind that viral Donald Trump ‘baby dick’ pic, has been banned from Facebook for violating its nudity policy. According to reports on Motherboard, the social media site drew the line after Gore posted a censored image of her notorious painting; which originally featured the Republican candidate with a pastel-drawn micropenis.

The haunting image, titled ‘Make America Great Again’, was apparently created to “evoke a reaction” from its audience. The version that Facebook banned, however, included a black bar over the most offensive part (like the one above), so no explicit nudity was actually part of it. Complaints started to rise after the original went viral, though – leaving many users stuck with Donald Trump’s junk plastered all over their feeds. 

In an explanatory piece on her official website, Gore explains that – despite appearances – she is not actually shaming Trump’s body, but is instead trying to highlight that genitals do not define your “gender, power or your status”. 

“‘Make America Great Again’ was created to evoke a reaction from its audience, good or bad, about the significance we place on our physical selves,” she writes. “One should not feel emasculated by their penis size or vagina, as it does not define who you are.” In other words, she adds, “you can be a massive prick, despite what is in your pants.”

Even with that in mind, though, something doesn’t quite sit right. This kind of picture doesn’t exactly smash the “small penis, small man” myth, and instead reads like a major mockery towards people who are born with micropenises, or imperfect bodies. Body shaming exists for men too, after all – so why keep turning a blind eye to it? 

Download the full, free image (why) on Gore’s website here