There are only a few countries in the world where an art fair director could even conceivably have such opinions. And America hasn’t been one of them in quite a while.
Still, our cancel culture stepped in and did its job.
Bart Drenth has resigned as global managing director at Tefaf less than six months after taking on the role at the Dutch company, which owns and runs Tefaf Maastricht and Tefaf New York art fairs, in December….
Drenth’s resignation comes days after Artnet News posted an article which chronicled his “anti-woke” Tweets (his account @bardrenth has since been made private). Annie Armstrong translated the Tweets, originally written in Dutch. One, posted in August 2022, reportedly read: “Just as with the Iranian revolution in 1978, left-wing do-gooders stand hand in hand with jihadists. Not knowing that after the success of the revolution they will die first.”
Other tweets, according to Artnet News, read: “Speculating about the transition of the population is only a problem when you are not a Muslim,” and: “Woke is the new Westboro: Hyper-Calvinistic hagglers.” Another said: “Really, your L+ rights are best protected if you are waving around Palestinian flags on the pride parade.” And, last month, Drenth reportedly wrote: “Normalise criticism of the Quran and the Prophet.”
Muslims will kill you for saying such things, wokes will just see to it that you’re forced out of your job.
You’ll be absolutely surprised to learn, I’m sure, that Annie Armstrong has done nothing except blog for assorted publications, including Vice, and has now hit the big time, not by creating something, but by destroying it.
Islamists and leftist wokes have that in common. Incapable of creating, all they can do is destroy.