Monday, 30 March 2009

Maintaining a sense of proportion

We've all seen people get outraged or faux-outraged over stupid things. But generally, there is some sort of basis for understanding over why people can claim to be outraged.

And then there is this:

A group of Greenlanders have been in uproar recently over Danish designer Peter Jensen’s use of traditional Greenlandic boots, first shown as part of his new collection at London Fashion Week, arguing that he has copied the national dress to the letter rather than being inspired by it.

What began as a simple protest developed into a serious situation when it was reported that the designer has been the victim of death threats.

Dude, seriously! WTF?


Anonymous said...

Top blog's.

But for the greenlanders
its the only thing western governments listen to these days.

Mark Wadsworth said...

Sod it.

Why doesn't some Danish designer/cartoonist just bring out some Greenland style boots with Mohammed cartoons on them?

Faux Cu said...

Easy to tell the fakes.

The fakes won't stink of pish, like the real Greenland ones!