The northern Chinese city of Taiyuan erected a giant rooster statue to celebrate the upcoming Year of the Rooster—and it looks suspiciously like a certain President-elect.
The giant rooster, which looks to be nearly two stories tall, sports Trump’s signature hairstyle and appears to be angrily gesturing at passersby. The designer said that Donald Trump, cultural icon, inspired the cartoon bird.
Giant Chicken Figure Which Looks Like ‘Donald Trump’ Spotted In China. Photos https://t.co/F1HHyUxfxt
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The company that commissioned the giant Trumpian fowl also owns a nearby shopping mall called N1ArtWalk Mall. They asked a local artist to illustrate the Year of the Rooster in an eye-catching way, and this is what they got.
They’re pretty pleased: crowd response to the statue has been overwhelmingly positive, and stores in the mall are offering take-home rooster replicas, ranging in size and price, from $57 for a mini-Trump rooster all the way up to $2,000, for a 32-foot version.
The internet, at least, is obsessed. Trump rooster has inspired a wave of bad chicken jokes and even a hashtag, #TrumpRooster.
America is back, feared and respected.
— pourmecoffee (@pourmecoffee) December 29, 2016
— Lebron James (@BeMoreLikeMae) December 29, 2016
Why did the rooster cross the road?
To build a "yuge" wall and make Mexico pay for it#TrumpRooster
— Ramsha (@ItsRmsha) December 29, 2016
Rooster Trump will serve as the mall’s mascot for at least the first year of Human Trump’s term in office.
Of course, this isn’t the first time an avian Trump lookalike has set off a wave of interest in China. Right after Trump won the election, the Chinese state run newspaper, People’s Daily, tweeted that a bird named “Little Red,” who lives in a Chinese safari park, had exploded in popularity when visitors discovered he had a very Trump-ish look.
— People's Daily,China (@PDChina) November 14, 2016
The bird drew huge crowds to the safari park, just as his fiberglass compatriot is doing for the mall.