An artist has placed a coffin on former President Donald Trump’s Walk of Fame star to protest opposition to mask mandates and vaccines.
The life-size white coffin was created by “Plastic Jesus” a Los Angeles-based activist and street artist. His website describes him as specializing in “bold stencil and installation work, inspired by world news events, society, the urban environment, culture and politics.”
View this post on Instagram
A video of the coffin was posted to the British-born artist’s Instagram account with the caption “today’s street installation: The USA Freedom Box – my body my choice. Hollywood Blvd 10/07/2021. All the freedom you will ever need!” He also included a variety of COVID-19 related hashtags.
In an interview with the artist posted to Twitter by reporter Eric Levai, “Plastic Jesus” said that “it’s really kind of a blow at the people saying vaccines and masks are impeding their freedoms.”
“Once you’re dead and you’re in a coffin, you don’t have any worries about losing freedoms.”
— Eric Levai (@ericlevai) October 7, 2021
“I wanted to do something because the anti-mask, anti-vaccine, anti-science mob has become so vocal,” the activist and artist said.
The artist also erected a six-inch tall border wall around the star in 2016 during the election season.
— CBC News (@CBCNews) July 20, 2016