A German news magazine has invited controversy after doling out a new magazine cover which had cartoon depiction of the United States President Donald Trump beheading the Statue of Liberty on it.

The magazine, Der Spiegel, used the image created by US-Cuban artists and political refugee Edel Rodriguez. The new cover comes after Trump signed two executive orders effectively barring Muslim immigrants from entry into the United States.

“On our cover the American president beheads the symbol which has welcomed migrants and refugees to the United States since 1886, and with democracy and freedom,” the artist said.

In the cover, a cartoon depiction of Trump holding a bloodied knife in his left hand and the decapitated head of the Statue of Liberty can be seen. The act of decapitation signifies the Islamic State (IS).

However, this is not the first time Spiegel has published racy pictures on their magazine. They earlier depicted Trump as a massive meteorite crashing into the earth.

First Published | 5 February 2017 12:08 PM
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