What the heck

What’s the Deal With This Trump Hotel Website?

Donald Trump’s new luxury hotel in Vancouver, Canada was supposed to open next month, but it’s been pushed forward to January 2017, long after November 8 has come and gone. It’s faced a good deal of opposition due to its ties with the Republican presidential candidate, but few have taken care to point out one deeply disturbing aspect of the project: this photo from trumpvancouver.com of a woman seductively dancing with a bear.

Photo: Courtesy of Trump Vancouver

The site’s odd choice of imagery was first pointed out on Twitter, and it begs asking: Why is this woman coming on to a bear? Why is the bear at an elegant dinner party in the first place? Where did the bear get its lovely beaded bracelet? Is the bear a better dancer than me? (Yes.) Are bears allowed to stay at the hotel? Is the bear #WithHer?

So many questions, so few answers. 

What’s the Deal With This Trump Hotel Website?