Someone Is Building A Wall Of Mexican Cheese Along The U.S.-Mexico Border
Artist is using bricks of cheese to build a 1,000-foot wall along the Mexico-US border.
"I hope everybody says, 'What a fucking stupid thing to do.' Yeah, that's the point."
A wall is being built along the southern border...but, not exactly the wall Trump imagined.
Artist Cosimo Cavallaro is using 50lb blocks of hard cotija cheese to build a 6ft high, 3ft wide, 1,000ft long wall - just 45 feet away from the barbed-wire-topped border wall in southeastern San Diego County.
"I hope everybody says, 'What a fucking stupid thing to do.' Yeah, that's the point," says Cavallaro.
According to the artist, his cheese wall and Trump's proposed border wall are equally "stupid" and wasteful, a point he drives home by using expired cheese that will rot in the sun.
But, Cavallaro insists that his installation isn't political; he just wants "to show that people are better off without walls dividing them and inciting fear," reports the LA Times. For Cavallaro, son of Italian immigrants, the xenophobic, anti-immigrant rhetoric hits close to home.
"There's a wall being built in people's minds every day. I'm taking a stand for humanity. I don't believe I'm much different than the Mexican on the other side of the border," says Cavallaro.
“It sounds cheesy, but just love one another.”