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Published On: Thu, Nov 1st, 2018

New York: Sanitation signs depict Trump supporters, Christians as ‘trash’ to be purged from the city

Over the past few days New Yorkers have been shocked and appalled by new signs claiming to be from the city sanitation department, identifying Trump supporters and  Christians as “trash” who don’t belong in the City.

The “Keep NYC Trash Free” messages with the New York City Sanitation Department logo appeared on trash cans and buildings.

One is the Confederate flag tatooed redneck holding a Chick-fil-A drink cup with his MAGA hat on. The other is a woman holding a Bible, donning her “Make America Great Again” cap. A big red slash symbol covers their faces.

Check out the image below.

MassLive reports that a third poster takes aim at Boston Red Sox fans. All the posters are believed to have been put up on Wednesday.​​

The posters resemble the work of artist Winston Tseng, who created last year’s “Your Train is Delayed” MTA parody ads, Gothamist reported — but Tseng only told the outlet, “I’ll let the poster speak for itself.”

“For the record, I didn’t create or put up these posters,” Tseng told WPIX. “But if I did, I wouldn’t want people to take them so seriously, since they’re meant to reflect certain parts of our society and not meant to generalize beyond those. I’d just want the intended audience of my fellow ‘classist elitist New Yorkers’ to hopefully be entertained by the ‘unhelpful, tone-deaf message’ as they go about their day in this trash-filled liberal bubble.”

“These posters were not created or issued by the Department of Sanitation, and we do not condone unlawful defacement of City litter baskets or public property,” the Department of Sanitation confirmed in a statement to PIX 11. “We are looking into this matter.”

PIX adds that some but not all of the posters have already been taken down, though questions remain as to who’s responsible for them.

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