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Aristocrats! Denmark Censors Royal Orgy


10.20.10 Marina Galperina

Behold, the Danish royal family orgy… This poster from Danish street art duo Surrend got their retrospective in Copenhagen canceled. Heads up: In Denmark drawing Mohammed is ok, but satirizing their royals isn’t.

Prior to the blue blood fuck-a-thon, Surrend punked Ajmadinejad with an ad in Tehran Times and hounded a wanted Serbian war criminal with “We know where you are” and “We know when you have sex” stickers. The street satirists’ retrospective was slated for earlier this month at the Danish Poster Museum inside the Den Gamle By museum-village, but then they revealed their latest masterpiece… Hi ho.

The Den Gamble By director canceled their exhibit, grumbling that he just “cannot trust them.”

Surrend responds:

Denmark pretends to encourage freedom of speech and argues for publishing a cartoon hurting millions of Muslims, but when it comes to its own royalty it’s a different story.

The Danish Poster Museum director doesn’t agree with the censorship and various cultural associations are split on the decision. However, Mohammed cartoonist Kurt Westergaard and his high-ranking supporters are keeping mum and no one is protesting for freedom of speech now. Looks like Copenhagen has a case of the hypocritis.