Art isn't created just to please our eyes; it also transfers ideas and provokes thought on social problems. Austrian cartoonist Gerhard Haderer has been producing satirical illustrations and cartoons for adults for decades now, highlighting the awful problems with society.

Gerhard Haderer had even faced the court for one of his brutally honest books, The Life of Jesus. It triggered violent reactions, because of the society problems discussed in it, in Europe, especially from the Catholic Church. The story culminated in 2005 when Haderer was convicted in Greece for insulting the religious community and was given a six-month suspended sentence in absentia. A few months later, however, this verdict was corrected on appeal, and Gerhard Haderer was acquitted.

The artist developed his realistic style when working as a graphic designer and illustrator for advertising agencies early in his career. It wasn't until a cancer operation in 1985 when Gerhard abandoned his commercial dreams and became a freelance caricaturist and satirical illustrator, mainly focusing on social issues. Scroll down to check out his unsettling and at times scary cartoons and vote for your favorites.

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EM
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2 years ago

Did you know that a couple of years ago, there were more selfie related deaths than shark related deaths?

Iapetos
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2 years ago

Apart from that thought, we really need to protect the life of the ocean more!

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stellermatt
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2 years ago

jawsome!

Pamela
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2 years ago

People are so consumed with creating the perfect selfie/image they would die for it, *sigh*

Ann Ros'a
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2 years ago

And that’s the sad part about it.

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L Jennings
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2 years ago

Darwinism. Don't knock it.

Val/Malibu/Dante/Bob
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1 year ago

Oof this is just... eeeeee......

Nicole Faulkner
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2 years ago

:( so true

Angela Mudd
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2 years ago

Hey Brad thought you'd like this xxx

Pat Stewart
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2 years ago

This is my favorite!

Jorge Miglioli
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2 years ago

Un genio. Comparti en mi perfil el de la madre haciendo los cookies para navidad...

Roni Speller
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2 years ago

So true!

Larry Short
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2 years ago

Belize

Jim Pino
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2 years ago

Darwinism at work. Reminds me of all the people taking selfies with bisons at Yellowstone a couple of years ago.

Lisa Georgette
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2 years ago

People have become So self-absorbed.

Randy Arner
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2 years ago

This is so true and funny.

Peter Bell
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2 years ago

The new classic

Michelle Luke
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2 years ago

How bad it really is

Herriges Simone
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2 years ago

Gerhard Haderer

João Carlos
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2 years ago

Ui

Anne Lylick
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2 years ago

LAST SELFIE EVER,!

Roland Hahn
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2 years ago

hai

Brenden Laidlaw
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2 years ago

the irony...the world’s deadliest animal is a tooth ‘pic’ and that ain’t the shark.

Rob Carson
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2 years ago

I hate it when that happens....

Rozy Rose
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2 years ago

Rozy Rose 1 minute ago HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHASELFIES ARE SO IMPORTANT...NOT

Rozy Rose
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2 years ago

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHASELFIES ARE SO IMPORTANT...NOT

Pablo Cabezas
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2 years ago

Selfie

Makayla Mikels
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2 years ago

This is SO true!!!!

The Zen Panda
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2 years ago

Anything for the selfie

Annette Zimmerman
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2 years ago

The picture shows a person who is taking a “selfie” of themselves being eaten by a shark. The shark symbolizes something terrible, like death or a disaster. The “selfie” stick and camera symbolize the fascination we have with sharing our most intimate experiences with the world. The irony is that we (society) are expending more effort on telling stories about our own disaster than actually saving ourselves from the disaster.

A.R.
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2 years ago

I have never done a selfie. I think I must be the only person left on this planet not to own a smartphone! This is not a brag. I just do not need one right now.

Makayla Mikels
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2 years ago

You're not the only one on this planet who doesn't have a smartphone. I don't either!

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Phoebe Veerman
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2 years ago

If you don’t know what this picture means, it’s saying that even if a shark ate us or something really bad happened to us, we would still take a selfie for views. And don’t send me hate, I’m just saying that some people act like that.

Phoebe Veerman
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2 years ago

Test

Teresa Edmisten
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2 years ago

Ha!

Margie S.
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2 years ago

I would buy a t-shirt with this picture on it.

Peter Cooley
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2 years ago

This is hysterical !

Tove Hansen
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2 years ago

If you are this stupid, you only get what you deserve!

Menno van Oosten
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2 years ago

Sharks kill 10 to 12 people every year. Humans kill 10 to 15 million sharks every year.

Roy Chivers
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2 years ago

The comment which I have heard is that more people die annually of a n accident involving a self service drink or food machine than by sharks. I have dove with sharks many times and got concerned once asa grey Carribean shark sqpwam directly atme. So I stroked it. It then did the sharkey thing, a view of a shark swimming away rapidly..

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Lloiid Thomas
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2 years ago

Lol

BarryAllenTheFlash
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2 years ago

Selfies are deadly

Boris Macko
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2 years ago

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stellermatt
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2 years ago

this happens so much at live concerts, just put the damn phone down and enjoy the experience!

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Phil.
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2 years ago

Actually even a put-on smile can lift your mood, say neuro-scientists.

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Rakooned
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2 years ago

Children missing childhoods.

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Ola Antosik
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2 years ago

This I do not understand. I like reading books in paper but there is nothing wrong with electronic editions. If anything, they are more eco friendly. It is still the same activity just different medium.

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Daniel Losinger
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2 years ago

Timeline: Catholic Church's sex abuse scandals https://www.cnn.com/2017/06/29/world/timeline-catholic-church-sexual-abuse-scandals/index.html

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Michelle Line
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2 years ago

Well, at least it looks like they're all getting along.

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Mika N
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2 years ago

I've heard it said, how ironic it is that often times today, family time is getting everyone to put down their small screens and all look at the same big screen for a while.

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Phil.
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2 years ago

same with our used clothes which we graciously "donate"

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Sarah Miller
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2 years ago

I'm not seeing this as a "fast food/obesity" thing, more like a CEO or corporate leader just greedily eating funds. Fat in wealth kind of thing

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stellermatt
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2 years ago

you can roll a piece of shit in glitter, it's still a piece of shit.

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Molly Tallmadge
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2 years ago

Our governments today

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EM
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2 years ago

"I thought that there would be more fish."

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Willy wonka
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2 years ago

Tinder date wile you go on tinder

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stellermatt
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2 years ago

tis the season

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Ben S.
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2 years ago

He can't escape his reality, even in his day-dreams...

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Issy
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2 years ago

There was a poster of this picture in the magazine "Stern" after the Charlie Hebdo attack. The pen is mightier than the sword.

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Johanna Zamora
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2 years ago

Hose it down. Drone freak.

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Emily Rose
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2 years ago

could someone translate?

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Meep
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2 years ago

Oh god I'm reading this on the toilet at work

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Sykz
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2 years ago

Might be the smartest move?

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Çalıkuşu
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2 years ago

George Orwell- Animal Farm: ''Twelve voices were shouting in anger, and they were all alike. No question, now, what had happened to the faces of the pigs. The creatures outside looked from pig to man, and from man to pig, and from pig to man again; but already it was impossible to say which was which."

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Chris Daemon
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2 years ago

Context, variation on Albrecht Dürer's Praying Hands.

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Michelle Line
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2 years ago

Cannot unsee!

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Rachael Marrast
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2 years ago

VEGAN?

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Sykz
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2 years ago

Enough money you can do anything.

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Vlad Horobet
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2 years ago

Not sure how many people knew this, but there is a forth monkey in this series. See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil and do no evil.

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Oli Wolfe
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2 years ago

No!!! How will you get the ball back now!

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Lua boots
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2 years ago

As the crisis of 29

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earringnut
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2 years ago

this would be even better with teachers.

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Lua boots
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2 years ago

Holidays...so many people leaves at same time...so they get stuck on the road..,and they spend half of their vac waiting on the car...sad...reality

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