Is Hillary Clinton's Face on GTA IV's Statue of Happiness?

May 13, 2008 -
Since the April 29th launch of Grand Theft Auto IV, fans have been scouring the game for Easter Eggs, those secret items tucked away by game designers and prized by fans.

One persistent claim is that GTA IV's Statue of Happiness, the game's take on the real-life Statue of Liberty, bears the face of Hillary Clinton. Senator Clinton, of course, was the leading political critic of the Hot Coffee scandal which surrounded the last major release in the series, GTA San Andreas. You can compare the images and decide for yourself.

We've also heard that the tablet held by the statue makes reference to Hillary, but we've not seen proof of this yet. Perhaps we should grab a chopper in-game and check this out...

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Re: Is Hillary Clinton's Face on GTA IV's Statue of Happiness?

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IT IS HILARY CLINTON!

Statue is probably Hilary Clinton, it is holding a coffee cup (which is "hot" due to the steam coming out of it) (since Hilary Clinton was a huge critic in San Andreas' "Hot Coffee".) And if read quickly, Statue Of Happiness sounds like Statue Of A Penis. (lol)

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Speaking of Hillary, she just won West Virginia...ugh. And here we go with the CAPTCHA... AAAARGH! THREE EFFING TIMES IN A ROW! FOUR TIMES! FIVE TIMES! PLEASE BE IT...

Why am I not surprised

...after I found out on what sort of people live there: http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/2a50425a-1f86-11dd-9216-000077b07658,s01=1.html


I'm not judging the entire population based on this article. It just saddens me that people are very much capable (and willing) to say the sort of stupidity presented in the coverage.


Yeek

Yea, I see it the same way man. That very last comment of the articale made me cringe in particular. Implying that anyone is a "full-blooded american", it's really messed up.



(also GP, think you could do something about the capchat?, it's really hard to make out some of the letters with the current images.)

I was just at the Statue of

I was just at the Statue of Happiness an hour ago pigeon hunting for  obtaining 100%. And when I zoomed in my sniper to shoot the pigeon off of the statue's face the first thing I thought when I saw it was Hilary. It looks exactly like her. That picture comparison doesn't do it justice. You have to see it up close.

I got a chopper and got up

I got a chopper and got up close to the statue and the plaque actually reads as follows:

Send us your brightest, your smartest, your most intelligent,
Yearning to breathe free and submit to our authority,
Watch us trick them into wiping rich people's asses,
While we convince them it's a land of opportunity.

JULY IV

MDCCLXXVI

Heh. No Hillary reference there, though I still think the statue's face is based on her.

That photo of her makes it

That photo of her makes it look like she stuffed baseballs into her cheeks...EEEEEWWWWWW!

I think it looks like

I think it looks like Hillary. Kinda makes me want to puke.

W00t w00t

I R Anon, bow down to me. (just had to do it)

Y'know, I never really bothered with GTA (despite my efforts to defend it from misinformed opinions wherever appropriate) but stuff like this makes me think that Rockstar deserves a chunk of my money on general principle.

They definatly look alike, and given that rockstar put a warm coffee acheivment into the 360 version, I can see them also making her face the statues. How does this relate to the creepy heart inside the statue I wonder.

[...] wrote an interesting post today onHere’s a quick excerptSince the April 29th launch of Grand Theft Auto IV, fans have been scouring the game for Easter Eggs, those secret items tucked away by game designers and prized by fans. One persistent claim is that GTA IV’s Statue of Happiness, the game’s take on the real-life Statue of Liberty, bears the face of Hillary Clinton. Senator Clinton, of course, was the leading political critic of the Hot Coffee scandal which surrounded the last major release in the series, GTA San Andreas. You can compare the images and decide for yourself. We’ve also heard that the tablet held by the statue makes reference to Hillary, but we’ve not seen proof of this yet. Perhaps we should grab a chopper in-game and check this out… [...]

It can't be Hillary for she has no heart.

warm coffee acheivement....

huh huh huh...

I would say that it is a generic enough face that you could put a number of women next to it, and say it looks like them. The only things that look particularly similar between to two facves is that they are women, and they are smiling

Wouldn't mind seeing a screen grap of the tablet... Get that game out and check GP. Its a great excuse to play the game at work ;)

@coward:

Exactly, that statue and her are one and the same. Theyre made for each other, like twins.

WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

Now I can't wait for my brother to get GTA4 so that we can confirm this.

Isn't the statue also holding a steaming cup of coffe instead of a torch as well? Could have sworn it was during the ending credits.

LOL, breathe Hitlery, breathe. It's only a game. It oooonly a game.

No wonder I keep firing rockets at it and crashing helicopters into it.

@Altair: Actually, the statue does have a heart. A huge beating heart. Thats why it can't be Hillary. ;)

I can't remember where to get a chopper now, I beat the game a few days ago.

Someone must look into this.

i have screenshots, sending to gp in a minute!

some very unusual things on that statue lol....

If so then Rockstar just earned another bunch of "Respect points" for their already sizeable pile.

@ Salen:

OH SHI- DIVIDING BY ZERO THEN!!!

Wait... she can show emotion? I swear I've never seen it on tv.

I think she's a robot.

The hilinator... Yeah. She'll be the end of us all! No wonder those obama people talk about how Obama will bring them hope... HOPE AGAINST THE EVIL ROBOT MENACE!

When you consider that the statue is holding a cup of coffee...

The case that the statue was made after Hillary Clinton becomes a lot stronger.

I scan see the similarities. But IMO, the statue looks eons younger (like its in 20s or 30s)...

Michaelangelo was having "disagreements" with a certain bishop while he was working on the Sistine Chapel. For some reason, after he did the painting of the last judgment, people started to notice that the face of the devil had a striking resemblance to the bishop.

Good show, Rockstar. Good show.

Would actually be hilarious if that huge beating heart was a huge bleeding heart (cookies for whoever gets the joke.)

Knowing Rockstar, I betcha it was modeled after the she-Furher.

posted to gp. hope they get put up!

FYI, the statue's tablet says:
Send us your brightest, your sharpest, your most intelligent,
Yearning to breathe free and submit to our authority;
Watch us trick them into wiping rich people's asses,
While we convince them we're a land of opportunity.

Followed by "July 4, 1776" in Roman numerals.

@ Tristram:
Actually he was a Cardinal, and it wasn't the devil that looked like him. He was painted among the people in hell, and was painted with donkey ears.

And I'm curious to see what Rockstar eventually says about this.

and The statue of Happiness is holding a coffeecup ^^,

Those cheekbones fill me with revulsion.

A "hot" steaming coffee cup to be precise ;-)

It's *Hillary*ous! Get it?! :D

Oh god, the pun it hurts.

get it? The Pun, The Pain :-)

@ Red Thorn

from the wikipedia about the Sistine Chapel:

The Last Judgment was an object of a heavy dispute between Cardinal Carafa and Michelangelo: the artist was accused of immorality and intolerable obscenity, having depicted naked figures, with genitals in evidence, so a censorship campaign (known as the "Fig-Leaf Campaign") was organized by Carafa and Monsignor Sernini (Mantua's ambassador) to remove the frescoes. When the Pope's own Master of Ceremonies, Biagio da Cesena, said "it was mostly disgraceful that in so sacred a place there should have been depicted all those nude figures, exposing themselves so shamefully, and that it was no work for a papal chapel but rather for the public baths and taverns," Michelangelo worked da Cesena's semblance into the scene as Minos, judge of the underworld. It is said that when he complained to the Pope, the pontiff responded that his jurisdiction did not extend to hell, so the portrait would have to remain.

The genitalia in the fresco were later covered by the artist Daniele da Volterra, whom history remembers by the derogatory nickname "Il Braghettone" ("the breeches-painter").

@BrandonL337

Is there such a thing as a funny pun? The search continues ;)

We checked out the claim after we heard it, and the tablet in fact says nothing (that we could see).

if this is true I'm selling my copy of GTA IV
just joking ill just shoot the statue every time i play to relieve the frustration

Is there a Leiberman statue behind her, kissing her ass? :D

Re:

s i knew their was a cup of coffee but just this morning i was playing with dome folks and discovered, yes it is steaming! they also told me about the hillary clinton thing. I think it is cool like the heart but....why? I mean that is one of the most popular things in the game. They will waste it on a year lasting joke? That is the kind of joke that can not last forever. The coffee cup is a forever lasting joke along with the heart inside but in 1 year when she loses the election they will still have to keep that up. I am not saying GTA sucks or that it isn't funny but..eh i dont know

@riff raff Are you serious?

@riff raff

Are you serious? Ye god that's funny.

 

Oh and I thought the coffee cup was just a swipe at consumerism and the prevalence of starbucks but yeah it could be hot coffee after all (and don't forget Hillary is a new york senator).

But why would they model the statue afte Hillary Clinton? They certainly have no reason to praise her.

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