Giant pro-EU mural features Boris Johnson kissing Donald Trump
A mural has been painted in Bristol ahead of the EU referendum, featuring Brexit-backing Boris Johnson locking lips with Donald Trump.
Street art popped up in Lithuania earlier this month showing the billionaire former reality star-turned Presidential hopeful making out with Russian leader Vladimir Putin, whom he has repeatedly praised.
The work – a reference to a iconic Berlin Wall mural of a kiss between ex-Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev and East Germany’s Eric Honecker – went viral… and the idea has been copied this week for the UK’s referendum on EU membership.
A Bristol street artist created a new mural that features Trump – who has claimed that the UK would be better off outside the EU – instead making out with former Mayor of London Boris Johnson, the de-facto leader of the Brexit campaign.
The work, on the side of Bristol’s old Carriage Works, features the slogan “Not #InForThis? Register to vote on the EU referendum now!”
The WeAreEurope artist collective have claimed responsibility for the mural alongside Paintsmiths Of Bristol.
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The group says the art could be a vision of the future if we vote to leave the EU, aiming to encourage young people to register to vote by the June 7 deadline.
Spokesperson Harriet Kingaby said: “People need to look at this image and think – is this the future I want? Research shows that most people in their 20s and 30s would vote to remain in the EU, but 7.5 million people still haven’t registered to vote.”
Bethan Harris added: “We started We are Europe because we didn’t want anyone to wake up on 24th June and wish they’d done more to ensure we didn’t sleep walk into Brexit. The polls are tight.
“Not turning out on either side of the Atlantic, is a vote out; and a vote for a world with these two guys in charge.”
It comes after the UKIP-backed Leave.EU campaign featured the voice of Trump in an ad.
Mr Johnson was forced to apologise in 2013 after making a joke at a Pride reception about gay men taking their husbands ‘up the Arcelor’ – a viewing tower in London’s Olympic Park.