Supporters of Karen Fonseca, the woman who went viral for her “Fuck Trump and Fuck you for voting for him” car decal, just received an early Christmas present: For less than $3, they can own a sticker of their own.
Fonseca and her children decided to turn the controversy into profit and sell the decals for prices ranging from $2.75 to $15, depending on how big of a statement supporters want to make.
Last week, Texas Sheriff Troy E. Nehls posted a photo of Fonseca’s truck on Facebook in hopes to find her and ask her to modify the decal. Instead, he was met by thousands of proponents for free speech demanding he respect her right to have the sticker. He eventually deleted the post.
While Nehls threatened to arrest Fonseca for “disorderly conduct,” she was later arrested on an outstanding warrant. In response to Nehls, Fonseca uploaded her own viral Facebook picture highlighting an added sticker that reads, “Fuck Troy Nehls and fuck you for voting for him.” That decal will soon be for sale, as well, according to local station KHOU.
The stickers are selling fast, Fonseca said.
“Why would you put it on your vehicle if you didn’t agree with me?” Fonseca said.
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The viral story has also meant more sales of “Fuck Trump” stickers designed by young Fort Bend County Democrats. KHOU said the organization hadn’t sold any stickers in three months, but they just sold 120 in three days.
“It’s turned into this bigger thing, everything is back ordered,” volunteer Ali Hasanali said. “We can’t print enough, even if they want to buy now there’s going to be a delay because we have to print a lot more up.”
Hasanali also said Fonseca is now a symbol for the party and people who want to stand up to politicians who they feel are abusing their power.
“My hats off to Karen for being forthcoming and not being pressured or intimidated,” Hasanali said. “She’s a rallying cry for anyone who cares about individual liberties.”