Republican primary front-runner Donald Trump may be the owner of the most widely discussed male genitalia in U.S. presidential election history.
Unfortunately for Trump that’s not necessarily a good thing. Ever since Florida Senator Marco Rubio made his infamous “small hands” joke, Trump’s been obsessed with dispelling the notion that his manhood doesn’t quite measure up.
Here’s a small example of how Trump’s reaction.
Just before Trump’s feud with Rubio, a Los Angeles painter named Ilma Gore painted a picture of Donald Trump, which revealed a side of the billionaire most of the world had never seen before.
Now it seems that Gore may be facing a lawsuit over the painting. Gore told New York Daily News that Trump’s legal team has threatened legal action over her depiction of their golden-haired benefactor.
However, it stands to reason that Trump’s threat has no real substance. After all, who would want to spend time in court trying to defend the size of their penis? However, as we’ve learned with Trump, reason isn’t the most important thing in the world, so Gore may need to retain an attorney.
After Trump had threatened to sue her; Gore decided to auction off her painting on Ebay. There are reports that the painting could be sold for over a million dollars.
I did spend a ridiculous amount of time that I’m ashamed of on the actual genital area,” says Illma Gore, a 23-year-old Los Angeles based artist, with a knowing laugh. “It’s supposed to be a self portrait…I modeled for the body myself.
Gore posted the a picture of her painting of Reddit and observed the public’s reaction to her art.
Someone said it’s interesting to see someone strip down and see that we’re all just humans, it doesn’t matter,” she says, defining one end of the response spectrum to her work. “And then you have the adverse which is ‘this is sexual harassment! Blah blah blah.
Many believe that Gore’s only intent was to humiliate Trump, but according to the artist that wasn’t her only intent:
How can I say this without sounding completely douchey? I don’t think masculinity should be rooted in oppressing femininity any more.” The piece is meant “to pose a question on why we put so much significance on how big your genitals are.
Gore also posted her painting on Facebook in February with the caption.
My latest painting “Make America Great Again.” Because No matter what is in your pants, you can still be a big prick.
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