IRAN holds ‘Trumpism’ cartoon contest (videos)

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According to The Associated Press, a new contest in Iran seeks to use “satirical cartoons to highlight behaviors President Trump has exhibited.” The week long “Trumpism” cartoon contest and exhibit opened Monday, and even offered cartoonists prize money for the best mocking of Trump.

According to the AP report, people from 74 countries participated in the event, including 1,614 Iranian cartoons and four American submissions.

The $1,500 first-prize went to Hadi Asad, who reportedly depicted the President of the United States drooling on books and wearing a jacket made of dollar bills. Asad said his cartoon was meant to point out President Trump’s “money-mindedness and war monger nature,” and that he planned to show the Trump trampling symbols of culture.

One of the organizers of the contest, Masuod Shojai Tabatabaei, said the behaviors they hoped to highlight included Trump’s treatment of  women, the media, immigration, Russia, and any “images that tie Trump to fascism and the ‘alt-right’.”

The ‘ism’ in Trumpism is a reference to racism and Nazism,” Tabatabaei said. “Many believe his remarks are similar to Hitler. He has had a bad attitude toward media, refugees.”

Reportedly, the logo used for the Trump contest, a diagonal “T” in a circle against a red background, is based on the Nazi emblem.  The people responsible for the Trump cartoon contest held a Holocaust cartoon contest last year, according to the report. Organizers at the time said the contest “was meant to highlight Western double standards on free speech,” not to “cast doubt” on what the Nazi’s did.

You can see some of the images in the videos below.

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