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03/28/2017 12:56 pm ET Updated Mar 30, 2017

Alan Cumming Bares All To Take A Stand Against Hate

#ArtAgainstHate

Alan Cumming posted a revealing picture on his Instagram Monday afternoon that channels a powerful message about bullying and discrimination in the age of President Donald Trump.

The image depicts a naked Cumming draped with an American flag across his torso and different anti-gay slurs and negative messages written across his body.

“There are so many things to protest against these days it’s becoming overwhelming,” Cumming told The Huffington Post. “And sometimes I find the most poignant way is to collaborate with other artists. We are both making a statement and expressing ourselves through our work. It’s what artists are for.”

Cumming regrammed the image from photographer Steven Trumon’s Instagram, with a call to action and open request for others to speak out against hate speech in their own way. The project is a collaboration between Trumon, photographer Chad Wagner and make-up artist Noël Jacoboni.

“We believe [the project’s] main purpose is more so about raising awareness and building a sense of community,” the pair said in a joint statement to The Huffington Post. “It portrays the bullying from Donald Trump and his administration in its most matter of fact, superficial, skin-deep form. But we challenge and invite people to tear away these walls they are trying to put between us, and replace them with radiant love and light that can instead bind us all by the heart.”

Head here to see more on Trumon’s Instagram.

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