That’s according to a report from our Swedish correspondent LN, who sent this brief note today:
Good taste in Sweden: the performance artist Itziar Okariz of NY urinating in front of a paying public at the Opera of Norrland in Umeå some two months ago, remuneration SEK 10,000 ($1,450 US).
[LN included a photo of the artist at work here, which regretfully had to be excluded. — BB]
Bad taste according to the Swedish blogger Gudmundson: burning a Mohammed straw puppet in Denmark.
Gudmundon is a normally respected and oft-cited Swedish blogger…
His headline: Profeten och Jim Morrison skändade i Danmark (“The Prophet and Jim Morrison desecrated in Denmark”)
“…but that rather is very near to some kind of inflammatory crime taking into consideration their slogan about a Denmark free from Muslims.
“…The video is accompanied by the worst version of The Doors classic “Light My Fire” that I have ever heard. Without any doubt there will be consequences.This is not the first time the Danes have challenged good taste. [emphasis added]
The rest of LN’s message was a lengthy quote in Swedish from Mr. Gundmundson’s blog. My Swedish is even worse than my Danish, so a full translation will have to left to others.