The Simpsons get political in art pieces

Homer Simpson and Marge Simpson advocate for a free Gaza in these art pieces by Alexsandro Palombo. Courtesy Alexsandro Palombo

TORONTO — Homer and Marge of TV’s Simpson family are advocating for a free Gaza in memes created by Italian activist and artist Alexsandro Palombo.

Palombo, who describes his work as a collision of art and satire, is also wading into the Israel-Palestine conflict using Disney’s most famous females, including The Little Mermaid‘s Ariel, Snow White and Cinderella, wearing keffiyehs.

The artist has previously used well known cartoon characters to take on issues like domestic violence, discrimination faced by disabled people and the use of fur in the fashion industry.

Last month, Palombo shared a piece of art showing Princess Jasmine from Disney’s Aladin as a terrorist holding Lois Griffin of Family Guy hostage under the words: “Stop Hamas Terrorism on Israel.” Another showed Lisa Simpson as a soldier and read: “Stop Palestinian Child Abuse from Hamas.”

The series, which appears on Palombo’s blog, includes images of Peter Pan, Pinnochio and Bart Simpson as child soldiers.

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Here are Palombo’s latest pieces:


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