Balloon To Fly Over Westminster Depicting London’s Mayor Sadiq Khan in Yellow Bikini
By Kathleen Joyce, Fox News // August 30, 2018
in response to “Trump baby” balloon last month
(FOX NEWS) – Protesters were given the OK on Thursday to fly a blimp of London Mayor Sadiq Khan wearing a yellow bikini over the city in response to the “Trump baby” balloon that flew during the U.S. president’s visit to the United Kingdom last month.
Campaigners raised more than $75,000 to fund the 29-foot balloon which is slated to fly over Parliament Square in Westminster on Sept. 1, the BBC reported. More than 3,400 donated to the campaign that said its goal was to vote Khan out due to the increasing crime levels in London.
“Under Sadiq Khan, we have seen crime skyrocket to unprecedented levels. People in London don’t feel safe and they aren’t safe, 81 murders this year alone! Khan Out,” a message on the crowdfunding page read.
More than 80 suspected murders have occurred in the city this year, Sky News reported.
The balloon’s design poked fun at Khan’s decision to ban an advertisement showing a woman wearing a yellow bikini with the message reading, “Are you beach body ready?”
The advertisement appeared on transportation systems, but Khan banned the ad in 2016 because it promoted “unhealthy or unrealistic body images,” according to the BBC.
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