Six Other Cartoons From Denmark That Caused A Riot
said the Danish don't have a sense of humor?
the top six other cartoons from Denmark that caused a riot, ignoring the
one that is causing the riots at the moment...
title: "The Multiple Personalities of a Prime Minister Deciding Whether To
Support War In Iraq Or Not Using the Metaphor of Fish. 2003."
Hoorshcts' famous (in Scandinavia) cartoon, which, famously, led to anonymous
death threats from an address believed to be in Washington DC, USA. The Danish
tabloid press immediately made the link to the White House, but this remains unproved
in spite of a recorded telephone call which bares some characteristics to Dick
Cheney nipping his nose. Three people and a dog rioted.|
Title: "Saddam Hussein: You Are A Bad Bad Bad Bad Man!"
Wellsocks' controversial, some would say furry-animalist, depiction of Saddam
Hussein ill treating a farm filled with sheep and rabbits. In the cartoon Hussein
is drawn trying to force a fully grown rabbit into a jam jar, while using a clearly
distressed sheep for a seat. Three animal rights protesters rioted.|
Title: "Green Vagina in a Red Dress at the Kitchen Sink"
Gladbicks' modern masterpiece. In this cartoon a grass-coated vagina is depicted
wearing a red dress while doing housework. Gladbick is a leading cartoonist in
the influential Danish Kitchenist Movement which uses the depiction of
kitchen items in its satirical cartoons to emphasize how international politics
is influenced by kitchen utensils. Gladbick was severely criticized by a local
kitchen supply store who have since put the cartoonist on their refuse to deliver
to her home list. The number of rioters went unreported, but is believed to
be made up of more than 4 delivery men.
Title: "Urchi This, Sucker!"
Legend Of The Urchi is a well known Scandinavian fable of a horse who changes
into a mouse so that it can eat the cheese offered by the God Of Dairy Products,
before turning back into a horse again, fully nourished. The fable is widely hated
by Jehovah Witnesses throughout Scandinavia who believe that the Dairy God represents
the 'Devil Milkman' and, thus, provides competition to Jehovah's Witnesses in
the country who knock on doors to give their doorstep 'sermons'.
This cartoon, by celebrated British cartoonist Henry Knobsworth, became
inflammatory and lead to the Dairy God Riots of 1973 which left five horses
dead. The number of dead mice was never reported but could have been as high as
three. Over four Jehovah's Witnesses suffered bruises to their upper arms.
Title: "Humpty Dumpty Contemplates" also known as "A Satire
On Hitler's Transient Indeterminacy Of The German Position As Regards To Invasion
Of The Scandinavian Countries During The Second World War Using The Metaphor of
Jensichfluurvel's initially anti-Nazi cartoon, depicts Adolf Hitler confused
by the decision of which pair of socks he is to put on (the socks take the outline
of the countries of Scandinavia). Jensichfluurvel was to be arrested and tortured
by the Nazi's for three months over this cartoon before she finally agreed to
redraw the cartoon altering the image of Adolf Hitler to Humpty Dumpty.
of the resulting riots was suppressed by Nazi authorities at the time, but is
thought to have included an infuriated Hitler rioting in his German mansion.
Title: "Birdy! Birdy! How Contraire?"
Artlefarkle's 2005 cartoon about avian flu causes a street disturbance and
considerable amount of bird feces being thrown, after a local bird breeder thought
he recognized a bird from his aviary in the cartoon. ||