Nude statue of Donald Trump raising eyebrows in 5 US cities

A nude statue of Donald Trump is seen in San Francisco's Castro District on Thursday, August 17, 2016. (KGO-TV)

Life-sized, nude statues of Donald Trump are raising eyebrows in San Francisco and four other U.S. cities.

A group of self-described art guerillas named Indecline installed a statue at Jane Warner Plaza in the Castro District Thursday.

As you can see it features Trump's famed hair-do. He's a little portlier than in real-life, and the rest is definitely "R" rated.

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A nude statue of Donald Trump is seen in San Francisco's Castro District on Thursday, August 17, 2016.



In a statement, the collective said the hope is that Trump "is never installed in the most powerful political and military position in the world."

People take photos of a statue of a naked Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016, in New York's Union Square.



The statues were created by an artist in Cleveland. They are of a stern-faced Trump with his hands folded over a bulging belly. Some parts of male genitalia are visible while others seemingly are missing.
"It is through these sculptures that we leave behind the physical and metaphorical embodiment of the ghastly soul of one of America's most infamous and reviled politicians," INDECLINE said in its statement.

INDECLINE posted a three-minute clip on its website www.thisisindecline.com, showing how the statues were made.

The footage shows someone creating a detailed mold, which appeared to be used in making all five statues.

The end of the video shows a placard on a gray rectangular stand at the bottom of the statue that reads, "THE EMPEROR HAS NO B---S" - INDECLINE.

The base and feet of a statue of a naked Donald Trump is all that it left after New York City Department of Parks & Recreation employees removed it, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016.

INDECLINE also took to Instagram to showcase its work, posting a photo from each of the five locations where the naked Trump statues were displayed.

The location tags on two of the photos showed the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle and Union Square in Manhattan. The three other images did not have location tags, just captions that read Los Angeles, Cleveland and San Francisco.

The New York City Parks Department issued a statement Thursday, saying "NYC Parks stands firmly against any unpermitted erection in city parks, no matter how small."

A woman points at a statue of a naked Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016 in New York's Union Square.


Mayor Bill de Blasio was asked about his thoughts on the statue.

"That is a frightening thought," de Blasio said. "When he's wearing clothes, I don't like him. I can only imagine what he's like without clothes."

De Blasio added, "of course we are not going to let people put up ad hoc statues."

Trump's campaign declined to comment on the statues.
A statue in Union Square quickly drew the attention of people before it was removed by the city's parks department. INDECLINE said statues on the West Coast were still in place.

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This isn't the first time Trump was the subject of something like this. Last month, a street artist known as Plastic Jesus built a tiny wall around Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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