Big Name Political Figures Transformed Into Drag Queens
Just in time for the kickoff of a new season of RuPaul's Drag Race, a crop of some of modern history's biggest political figures have been turned up in drag. Artist Saint Hoax has unveiled the controversial "War Drags You Out" series featuring drag alter-egos for some of the world's most powerful men.
The recipe for an iconic queen:
1- Flamboyant name
2- Fierce persona
3- Defining outfits
4- Personalized hairdo
6- One hell of a PR team
I instantly realized that It takes that same exact effort to make a leader.
A rush of images containing Hitler's mustache, Bin laden's headgear, Obama's campaigns, Saddam's narcisism crossed through my mind. It got me thinking that behind every "great" man, there's a queen.
Just like drag queens, political leaders are expected to entertain, perform and occasionally lip-sync a public speech. But unlike drag queens, the fame hungry leaders don't know when to take their costumes off.
Saint Hoax's controversial images include:
Madame O' Sane
The last image above, of King Abdallah of Saudia Arabia, has brought Saint Hoax the most vocal outrage thus far, BuzzFeed points out.
“Shame to you who post the picture, just want to say those who are trying to disgrace by posting this kind of unacceptable picture about King Abdullah, you should know that king abdullah is a model leader to the arab world,” one Facebook user said.
What do you think of Saint Hoax's series?