China will celebrate the Year of the Rooster in 2017 while America rings in the Year of The Donald. Why not both? A Chinese artist answers that question in the yuuugest way possible.
The statue, crafted by an unnamed artist/artisan, stands in front of a shopping mall in Taiyuan, the capital city of China's Shanxi province. Our sources don't state the height of the figure but we can estimate it's about 20 to 25 feet tall.
2017 is the Year of the Rooster according to the 12-year-cycle of the Chinese zodiac, and it will begin on January 28th of 2017... about a week after Donald J Trump is inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States of America. Coincidence? At least one Chinese artist thinks not!
The statue's distinctive golden hairdo and widely gesturing arms/wings are an obvious call-out to Trump's persona in full-press campaigning mode. No less an authority then the Global Times, a newspaper tightly overseen by the CPC, states quite plainly the towering figure “was inspired by the American president-elect”.
It's unknown how long the golden-haired Donald Du-, er, Rooster will remain on display but the locals appear to be embracing its presence by snapping selfies like they're going out of style. As for @realDonaldTrump, he's yet to comment on the topic but count on “Sad” to end his inevitable tweet. (via Global Times and CRI)