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Why Sean Spicer's Face Is Showing Up In Bushes Around The World

Spicer has inspired the crafter in all of us

Image via Facebook/Lisa Kadonaga

Last week, White House press secretary Sean Spicer, along with other White House staff, struggled to explain to reporters why Trump had inexplicably fired FBI director James Comey. After evading press for hours, Spicer eventually emerged and delivered a quick briefing while wedged between two hedges on the White House driveway.


As you can imagine, memes depicting Spicer “hiding in the bushes” spread like wildfire across social media, with “SNL” adding fuel to the fire with a sketch about “Spicey” coming out of hiding. The entire spectacle got one Canadian professor thinking: Why not add a little Spicey décor to her local hedges?

With a simple printout of Spicer’s face, some glue, and a popsicle stick, University of Victoria geography professor Lisa Kadonaga ingeniously pranked her neighbors. The photo, a Getty image taken by Chip Somodevilla, proved to have the perfect combination of fear and confusion to complete the portrait of a cloistered Spicer. After sharing photos of her project on Facebook, DIY enthusiasts pounced on the idea. “I just put it [online] to make them laugh, as a chuckle for a few people,” Kadonaga told Canadian Broadcasting Corp. News. “I was really stunned, as the picture of the preparation and the installation in the bushes kinda took off.”

Since posting photos of the process to Facebook, the project has been shared more than 110,000 times. “I was trying to figure out from my friends, who got hold of this? They were all swearing they didn't share it more than a few times,” Kadonaga told CBC News. In fact, so many people were flooding the Dropbox link, she updated the post to include the Spicer headshot as a JPEG file. Evidence of her crafty inspiration has since shown up in Washington, D.C., California, New Zealand, and, of course, Canada, with social media users posting their pictures under the hashtag #GardenSpicer.

Surprisingly, Kadonaga told CBC she created the project out of sympathy for the struggling press secretary. Seeing him fumble to address the concerns of the press, she reflected on her own struggles to perform on a lack of information at work. She said, “I think it really struck a chord with people, realizing, 'Gee, that could be me up there.’”

Keep scrolling to see some of the best interpretations of #GardenSpicer.

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