‘Trump in drag’: Larger-than-life mural of the Queen trolled for being 'more than a little off'
LONDON, ENGLAND: A couple of artists paid tribute to the late Queen Elizabeth II, who died on Thursday, September 8, by creating a gigantic mural of Her Majesty on the exterior of a building in Hounslow, West London. But the internet is describing it as 'the second worst thing to happen to the monarchy’.
The mural, created artists Jignesh Patel and Yash Patel, is on a two-story building on Kingsley Road, near Hounslow East Underground station. Aiming to create a memory of the late Queen, the two artists led a team of six and took sixty hours to paint the 10mx8m detailed portrait.
But instead of praising the artwork Jignesh and Yash created, internet users are mercilessly roasting them while describing their artwork as 'being more than a little off. "I am sure they meant well but Christ on a bike it is awful," one monarchist wrote on Facebook.
Another user said, "The Queen looks like Trump in drag 🙈 The artist put a lot of effort, but I personally do not think it’s HM’s best portrait 🙈." While the third user criticized the artists and said, "There is no nice way to say this painting is an insult not a tribute. But that’s unfortunately what it is. You have brought out all her worst features and even added a few extra. No twinkle in her eye. It made me laugh until I cried, because I have a sense of humour. But it really does her absolutely no justice. But it will at least make people laugh, hard."
The team led by the two mural artists started their work at 10 am on Sunday (just three days after the news of Queen’s death came out) and finished the art piece at 5 am on Tuesday. The mural is on the exterior of a two-floor empty building that used to house the restaurant ‘Dosa Hut’.
Len Goodman’s Widow Twanky, coming to the Swindon Wyvern this Christmas https://t.co/LNyyuxsPH7— Mean Old Daddy (@joemuggs) September 15, 2022
Her Majesty Alex Fergerbeth II https://t.co/cOz0OWf5F3— Cos I aint fucking 14st that why I’m 18st im HEAVY (@JoeNelder) September 14, 2022
looks like she's bumped into someone at the pub that owes her money. https://t.co/tM1o8a4jTS— horrowfide (@Lemurglotty) September 14, 2022
"This artwork will not only give the tribute to the Queen but also will be a piece of art that will be enjoyed by thousands of people across the UK for many years to come," said the Patels who run Creative Art Campus.
But people struggled to see the Queen in the image. "It looks more like the Queen mother, did someone send them the wrong image, or have they just never seen her before and decided to make it up?" one person asked. "Just me or is this a hastily repurposed tribute to Charlie Drake?" another laughed.
However, the artists defended their work online and explained the photo which went viral was an 'unfinished piece'. But others doubled down and commented they 'were not impressed.