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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3 years ago

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

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stellermatt
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3 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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3 years ago

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

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Rakooned
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3 years ago

Children missing childhoods.

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Ola Antosik
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3 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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3 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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3 years ago

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

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Mika N
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3 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.

Full Name
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3 years ago

I took a photo of my ex looking past the tiny screen on her wrist to her phone screen to look up something she was working on, on an iPad which was on the same table as her laptop (which was off) which was in front of the tv, which was on. They got bigger the further away they were. Apple was happy though.

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Daniel Losinger
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3 years ago

Hey, that's a great product idea.

Faith Kim
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3 years ago

Reminds me of Walle

Iapetos
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3 years ago

That's where enormous parts of humanity are going right now...

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Lisa Georgette
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3 years ago

I am the slime from the video! Frank Zappa had it right!

Linda Hoyt
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3 years ago

“Trouble Every Day “1966 Mother’s of Invention Zappa ch3ck it out

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Ziggyman565 Mk 2
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3 years ago

Here we see a majestic pod of Americans in their natural environment, truly beautiful creatures.

Ann Ros'a
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3 years ago

This reminds me of the Pixar/Disney movie Walk-E...

Teddy O'Malley
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3 years ago

You can watch something together and have a conversation about it to relax after a long work week.

Blue Hippo
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3 years ago

She's sooo hot...

Jan Virtue
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3 years ago

When you're occupied with nonsense this is what happens. You lose yourself, mentally and physically.

Erica Goodman
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3 years ago

Even the baby had a recliner

Mary Greene
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3 years ago

Life of the couch potatoes. Not pretty.

Sykz
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3 years ago

correct!

Michelle Line
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3 years ago

Bricked up the window, too.

stellermatt
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3 years ago

television, the drug of a nation...

Joe Blow
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1 year ago

Consumerism.

Princess Dram
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2 years ago

even the little baby.

Deb Enwright
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3 years ago

The obesity epidemic is a key piece of this satirical work. I do not see any commentary on this

Maunty
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3 years ago

lmaooo

Connie Martin
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3 years ago

Each surrounded by his own pacifiers/"pacifiers."

Rosa Rodriguez
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3 years ago

Children have their own TV in their rooms, own computers..UGH!

Rosa Rodriguez
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3 years ago

Ugh! Ugh! Humans are horrible beings!

Michael Forbes
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3 years ago

Is it me or does mamma look sexy as fuck over there in the corner?

Akil Bey
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3 years ago

We call it the #IdiotTube!

Jacqui Rae
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3 years ago

This is scary! It reminds me of the Wall E movie.

XVS Sixfifty
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3 years ago

'Murica.

Matt Lomax
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3 years ago

Watching tv isn't a bad thing but watching it with a device in your hands is ignorant watch it with your children and your partner!

Chineze Ofodile
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3 years ago

Individualism.

Rozy Rose
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3 years ago

NO REAL CONNECTION TO EACH OTHER ANY MORE.....

Margita Freitag
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3 years ago

Glad Påsk!

Undead Soldier
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3 years ago

Nope, not in my family.

Donna Bo
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3 years ago

Is that a chamber pot under his chair?

Sonia Leroux
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3 years ago

This make me so upset & sad at the same time

A.R.
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3 years ago

What a great idea! I bet people would really buy TV like this one. Just make the screens a whole lot bigger! *L*

Shinomi Chan
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3 years ago

Wall-E happening sooner than we thought.

Jook Doodle Woman
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3 years ago

funny

jimmy mcgurk
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3 years ago

Look ,their multi tasking .

Linda Ryan
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3 years ago

this hurts...

Beverly Eckhoff
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3 years ago

This is life! :D

Johanna Zamora
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3 years ago

Welcome to America.

Paula Cohen
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3 years ago

Oh, please don't assume that the U.S. is the world's leading viewer of television. Latin America, India, China and Europe also have massive amounts of theatrical movies, made-for-TV movies, and just plain TV shows, not to mention cable channels, etc., that are consumed for countless hours per day by adults, teens and children. In fact, the only continent that doesn't have a problem with too much TV is Antartica, and that's only because the penguins, seals and polar bears can't handle remotes. Bahrain alone has 46 television stations. Belgium has 61. Bosnia and Herzegovina have 152. China has well over 3,240; Russia has 7,306; the EU has 2,700; the U.S. has 2,218; India has 857, and I could go on and on. Let him who is without sin cast the first stone...

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Phil.
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3 years ago

same with our used clothes which we graciously "donate"

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Sarah Miller
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3 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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3 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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3 years ago

Our governments today

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EM
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3 years ago

"I thought that there would be more fish."

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Willy wonka
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3 years ago

Tinder date wile you go on tinder

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stellermatt
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3 years ago

tis the season

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Ben S.
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3 years ago

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

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Hilliary Smith
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3 years ago

I immediately thought that the commando in the middle thinks in black and white, and reality is all sorts of colors.

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Johanna Zamora
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3 years ago

Hose it down. Drone freak.

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Emily Rose
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3 years ago

could someone translate?

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Meep
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3 years ago

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

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Sykz
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3 years ago

Might be the smartest move?

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Çalıkuşu
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3 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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3 years ago

Context, variation on Albrecht Dürer's Praying Hands.

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Michelle Line
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3 years ago

Cannot unsee!

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Rachael Marrast
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3 years ago

VEGAN?

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Sykz
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3 years ago

Enough money you can do anything.

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Vlad Horobet
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3 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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3 years ago

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

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Lua boots
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3 years ago

As the crisis of 29

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earringnut
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3 years ago

this would be even better with teachers.

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Lua boots
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3 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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