Why this Blog?

A place where I can lament the changing times; for eccentric comments on current affairs and for unfashionable views, expressed I hope, in cogent style; also occasional cris de coeur largely concerned, I regret to say, with myself.


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Thursday, 23 January 2014

602: More Nonsense

A veritable waste of news space, this one.

Russian oligarch, Roman Abramovich's girlfriend was photographed sitting on a chair made in the form of a black woman dressed in "bondage gear."

Shock horror, outrage has ensued (pathetic).

Here's an extract from the BBC article:

Cosmopolitan's pop culture editor, Alex Rees, said on the fashion magazine's website: "I would go so far as to say that certain things (like this) just shouldn't exist.
"But if they must, so that people can feel edgy or provocative or, you know, racist, they really shouldn't be photographed and uploaded onto the Internet - and especially not on Martin Luther King, Jr Day."
Rees noted the chair resembled a 1967 sculpture, entitled Chair, by British pop artist Allen Jones, which features a white woman.
In her apology, Zhukova writes: "This photograph, which has been published completely out of context, is of an art work intended specifically as a commentary on gender and racial politics. I utterly abhor racism, and would like to apologise to anyone who has been offended by this image."

What a load of trivial bollocks.  What if the figure had been the proverbial white, middle-class male, dressed say as a bank manager?

Absolute rubbish - just like another article on today's BBC news site about Australians (called "Aussies") in the piece which refers to Britons as "Brits."  I suppose that a piece about "Pakis" would be off the menu?  Double standards?  I hate 'em.

Until the next time


Anonymous said...

....please can I have a pair of those Bank Manager chairs of which you speak......0`

Paul said...

Sorry, I cannot help: no stock!