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Reykjavik mayor attends gay pride in drag

Reykjavik mayor attends gay pride in drag
August 06, 2010, 05:50:23 PM
Seems like a pretty good example of the "free beer for all" campaigning anus has criticized not too long ago. For those of you who still think extreme things like this are just a joke, it's cold reality. Sure it seems funny, but it's a problem. And the problem is that people think it's all just a big joke so they actually subscribe to this kind of entertainment in the end. "The bad guys are over there, now let's go party!" seems to be the slogan of this political party. Don't let this attitude happen to you (please) or you'll be no better than this.

REYKJAVIK Reykjavik's comedian-turned-politician mayor, Jon Gnarr, opened the Icelandic capital's gay pride festival this week in drag, in a blond wig and with bright red lipstick.

When Gnarr was announced at the festival's opening ceremony Thursday night, he appeared on stage wearing a floral-print dress over an ample bosom, explaining that "the mayor unfortunately could not attend himself."

Gnarr's party Friday published photos of the event.

The 43-year-old father of five -- known as one of Iceland's top comedians -- took over as mayor in June.

His irreverent new Best Party won city council polls after a campaign that advocated free towels in city swimming pools and a polar bear for the zoo.

On a more serious note, it also called for "clean politics," denouncing irresponsible political and financial elites for their role in Iceland's near economic collapse after all the major banks went belly-up at the end of 2008.

The party burst on to Reykjavik's political scene at the beginning of the year, with its candidates broadcasting their campaign pledges in a music video on YouTube to the soundtrack of Tina Turner's "Simply the Best".

Iceland became in February 2009 the first country in modern times with an openly gay head of government, when Johanna Sigurdardottir became prime minister.

When the Icelandic parliament in June this year voted to legalise gay marriage, Sigurdardottir and her long-time partner Jonina Ledsdottir were among the first couples to tie the knot.

The Reykjavik Gay Pride festival will run from Thursday to Sunday, with a large parade through the capital scheduled for Saturday.

Jon Gnarr(L) and Heimir Mar Petursson


Re: Reykjavik mayor attends gay pride in drag
August 06, 2010, 06:46:17 PM
The Western world lacks credible leadership and the dumbass crowd is cool with it because that's what they wanted.