After attending a drag show, the artist known as Saint Hoax, created a series of images and animations called ‘War Drags You Out’ that compare drag queens to politicians. The series features GIFs of political figures like Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong Un wearing makeup and glitzy gowns. Saint Hoax explains that both drag queens and politicians are expected to perform and entertain.
The project began with a painting of Osama bin Laden, but after receiving death threats Saint Hoax decided to turn it into a series of digital illustrations instead. Saint Hoax stresses that the illustrations are meant to be humorous and not to anger.