In revealing his artwork that depicts the reality TV star as well as cartoon character Marge Simpson leaking blood, aleXsandro Palombo says he aims ‘to fight social inequalities and gender disparities.’
AceShowbiz –Kim Kardashian has done striking various poses from a family-friendly one for a Christmas card to the raciest one in the state of fully undressed, but this one pose may have never come across her mind before. The reality TV star is depicted menstruating in a graphic mural by an Italian artist.
The shocking painting was unveiled on Thursday, May 27 in Milan, Italy in an attempt to challenge period taboos and stigma. As part of his series called “Break the Taboo”, the mural featuring Kim shows the 40-year-old wearing a blue coat with only white panties underneath. Her underwear is stained with red as blood is dripping down her leg while she stretches her two arms open.
Another similar painting in the series highlights Marge Simpson of the popular animated series “The Simpsons“. In the said mural, the famous cartoon character wears a long black dress which she lifts up to reveal a blue bush underneath and menstrual blood leaking down her thigh.
Both murals, which photos were posted on aleXsandro’s Instagram page, were accompanied with a statement which read, “To fight social inequalities and gender disparities, we must also go through menstrual equity.”
The murals were unveiled ahead of International Menstrual Hygiene Day, which will be observed worldwide on Friday. It’s unknown though if the artist has had the consent of Kim or the creators of “The Simpsons” to use their likeness for the installations.
This isn’t the first time aleXsandro uses image of Kim to raise awareness for social issue. Back in 2015, he landed in trouble for depicting the SKIMS founder and her half-sister Kendall Jenner in a campaign against domestic violence, where he altered photographs of celebrities to make them appear bruised and beaten. While the sisters agreed with the message of the campaign, their attorneys issued a warning to aleXsandro for not asking for permission beforehand.
The artist has also turned Marge and Bart Simpson into erotic characters in previous works.
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