Row over Hitler crazy golf hole
A Blackpool art gallery has been branded 'tasteless' for featuring a crazy golf hole depicting Adolf Hitler.
The Jake and Dinos Chapman work is a statue of the Nazi dictator which salutes when a ball passes through it, reports the BBC.
It forms part of the Grundy Art Gallery's Adventureland Golf exhibition, which features artworks as holes on a crazy golf course.
Curator Stuart Tulloch said the work was a chance to "ridicule" Hitler - but the British Jewish organisation does not agree.
Michael Samuels, of the Board of Deputies of British Jews, said it had "absolutely no artistic value whatsoever".
"He's not somebody that you would make a joke of - Hitler was responsible for the murders of many millions of people," he said.
"If I were the gallery, I would give it back to the artists and tell them to keep it in the shed."
Mr Tulloch said Hitler had been defeated and the statue "gives us the chance now to ridicule him".
He added that visitors to the exhibition had "taken it in the spirit that it is intended"
Other holes depict an animated statue of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, a boarded-up library and a desert island.
what do you think?
OK but why repeat it 4 times? It was boring enough at the second showing.
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actually making a mockery of someone like hitler is great. I didn't see the jews complaining over "The Producers" when they did "Springtime for Hitler" but maybe that had something to do with both the director and lead actor being Jewish?
While Israel is terrorising the Palestinians I see a comparison ,children being burnt in ovens and being bombed in their homes there both wrong..
Finally someone can actually see the truth without wearing rose tinted glasses!!!
Whenever some charicature depicting the N azi s surfaces some Jewish organisation somewhere starts wingeing. They quite happily overlook the terrorism they perpetrated just after the war and the oppression of the palestinians in Gaza. I am no supporter of the Palestinians or the Israelis for that matter but the one thing that narks me about the Jews is they always think that they are right. If you disagree with them then you are wrong and any criticism brings the cry Holocaust! Frankly that cry is wearing a bit thin
well to be honest the holocaust is becoming ancient history, most young people dont know or care about it but it's the only thing the jews have to try and justify their own terrorism so they have to scream about stuff like this to keep themselves in the public eye....
I completely disagree with Michael Samuels - Hitler absolutely IS someone we should now ridicule. He was responsible for the deaths of millions and this is the exact reason no respect should be shown to him now or ever. I'm afraid this is just worrying the carcass of an old song.
How about creating one where everytime the ball passes through a hole it sets off a trap-door that saddam hussein is standing on and he falls down and gets hanged.
Wow I did na-zi that coming! I am fuherous anne frankly it should be taken down.
How long did it take you to make that one up, lol!
About 5 seconds looking at how rubbish it is
Well, I was quite tickled by it!
It just making a mockery of hitler, it's not putting him on a pedestal! Don't really find it too offensive, it's just a caricature....
This brings to mind the UNofficial words to The Colonel Bogy March from Bridge on the River Kwai. It was sung by British PoW within earshot of their German captors as a major wind-up often resulting in a trip to the solitary confinement cells. "Hitler, he only has one ...., Goering has two but they are small. Himmler, has something similar, but Goebbels has no .... at all . . . traa laa laa laa laa laa.