By Morgan Sung
A massive crop circle that will troll Trump as he flies over the United Kingdom isn’t the work of aliens, but it’s definitely sending a message.
The crop circle on Moat Farm in Stoke Mandeville says “блядь” in Russian, with “Trump” directly beneath it. The Russian word directly translates to “whore.” It’s also used as an exclamation, much like shit and damn. In this context, it probably translates to “Fuck Trump,” possibly a jab at the president’s chumminess toward Russian president Vladimir Putin. The circle is directly under Trump’s flight path from London to Chequers, where Trump will visit Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday.
According to the farmer who owns the field and agreed to the stunt, the art ruined his crops and the harvest wouldn’t be salvageable. He told the local newspaper the Bucks Herald that “there was a financial transaction” that was “renumeration” for the damages.
Here’s a super dramatic video of the crop circle at all angles:
The Tenth Man, a British marketing agency, stepped forward and claimed responsibility for the crop circle. With the help of “crop circle specialists” Circlemakers, they wanted to create a PR stunt that would catch the president’s eye.
A spokesperson for the agency told the Drum that “Trump occupies at least 60 percent of the news vacuum on a normal day” and that stunts need to be “big, brave, and bold” to get noticed. In a statement to the Bucks Herald, a Tenth Man spokesperson said, “It’s almost as big as Donald Trump’s ego so we’re pretty confident he’ll see it.”
Donald Trump and Melania are mostly sidestepping London for their visit to the UK, as thousands of protestors flooded the streets to rally against him. British protestors have trolled the American president’s visit by bumping Greenday’s “American Idiot” to the top of music charts and flying an enormous blimp of Trump as a baby.
It’s a good day for statement art.