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Racist art disgraces Czech EU presidency

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Mise, Jan 14, 2009.

  1. luiz

    luiz Trendy Revolutionary

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    I really thought it was funny. Great stuff, kudos to the czechs.
     
  2. Crowqueen

    Crowqueen Token forum woman

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    It's rubbish, pure and simple. If it was not paid for by EU taxpayers' money, that's a bit better, but since Cerny has admitted it was all done by himself

    I can see the need to poke fun at European stereotypes, but his explanation of it is just ridiculous and tawdry. It's just cheap.

    He would have shocked more by doing something more conservative and less preachy. As it stands it is bad art, racist and not something I would like to see in my government's waiting rooms - even if it wasn't paid for by me.
     
  3. Winner

    Winner Diverse in Unity

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    Let's see if you can actually explain how making fun of stereotypes makes one racist - go ahead :p
     
  4. C~G

    C~G Untouchable

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    Finally someone who has seen DUMBO!
     
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    That's Georgia...
     
  7. Truronian

    Truronian Quite unfamiliar Retired Moderator

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    That song is fantastic.
     
  8. emzie

    emzie wicked witch of the North

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    Is this a serious question? He's Finnish....

    Er, no, it's the Netherlands if you were looking at the country from the east.
     
  9. philippe

    philippe FYI, I chase trains.

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    Belgium is just a box of pralines. :( that's not really shocking of funny..

    Hang him! :mad:
     
  10. Bugfatty300

    Bugfatty300 Buddha Squirrel

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    Why does the Netherlands one have spires with Islamic crescents?
     
  11. emzie

    emzie wicked witch of the North

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    ... really?
     
  12. Grisu

    Grisu Draghetto Retired Moderator

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    because it's being overrrun by the muslim hordes, obviously :crazyeye:
     
  13. Bugfatty300

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    Well, I thought that was happening in all of Western Europe.:crazyeye:
     
  14. Grisu

    Grisu Draghetto Retired Moderator

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    yeah, but the netherlands first (probably because they have no hills to protect them :ack:)
     
  15. Bugfatty300

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    Well they could open the levees and drown the Saracens. Looks like that's what they tried to do in that sculpture.
     
  16. Mise

    Mise isle of lucy

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    It's a well known fact that Muslims are afraid of hills. In fact I carry one around with me just in case I am confronted by a Muslim.
     
  17. Oruc

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    I would think it was racist if I was Bulgarian.
     
  18. emzie

    emzie wicked witch of the North

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    So something isn't racist unless it depicts something with which you identify in an unflattering light?
     
  19. LordRahl

    LordRahl The Objectivist

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    People should really learn the definition of the word 'racist' before casually throwing it around.

    Just because you find something offensive, doesn't make it 'racist'...

    I personally didn't mind the 'work of art' here. It was interesting to look at, and it seems that the artist got what he wanted.
     
  20. emzie

    emzie wicked witch of the North

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    You mean Bulgarian isn't a race? You are so observant! Thanks!
     

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