Ben Garrison is a controversial cartoonist known for his political cartoons and an obvious supporter of Republican presumptive nominee Donald Trump.
Garrison has recently gained fame after posting a controversial cartoon drawing of Michelle Obama as masculine and butch next to a pageant-ready Melania Trump on twitter.
The cartoon shows a muscular Mrs Obama wearing a green dress with a bulge in the groin area, while Mrs Trump looks happy and feminine in a pink dress, holding a Trump sign. The artist tweeted the drawing with the caption: ‘#InTrumpsAmerica The #FirstLady will be Great Again! #Trump2016.’
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Twitter users responded with anger at the provocative statement:
One user tweeted: ‘Why you body shaming? Michelle is beautiful and great. And not only that, but a good person. Smh.’
Marcus Wesson added: ‘A Princeton and Harvard Law School educated lawyer vs. a Slovenia high-school dropout turned model/goldigger. #yeahright’
Another wrote: ‘You know, I’m *just* now noticing the bulge. So it’s not only misogynoiristic AF….it’s trans-misogynoiristic AF‘.
Despite many negative responses, Garrison boasted of the new Twitter followers the cartoon had brought him and called his haters ‘cry babies’. ‘Satire could strip naked, paint itself purple and yell “Satire-satire!” and they still wouldn’t see it,’ he tweeted.