September 14, 2016

Black metal artist elected to Norwegian town council despite asking people not to vote for him

StaffRebel Columnist

Black metal legend Gylve 'Fenriz' Nagell of the band Darkthrone will have to spend four years as a back-up representative for his local town council in Kolbotn.

The artist agreed to be on a list of candidates because he figured in no way would he be elected.

In fact, his whole campaign was just a picture of him holding his cat along with a sign that read: “Please don't vote for me.”

Now, he will have to step in when the “usual people who go to the big meetings are sick or something. Then I have to go sit there and feel stupid among the straight people.”

Speaking to local media, Nagell said, “My campaign was a picture of me holding my cat saying, 'please don't vote for me.' But people just went nuts. After the election, the boss called me and told me I was a representative. I wasn't too pleased, and I'm not too pleased about it. It's boring. There's not a lot of money in that, either, I can tell you.”

Just goes to show you that sometimes it's better to just not enter politics.

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commented 2016-09-14 18:58:17 -0400
And he will probably be the best representative there because he does not have to adhere to norms established by the political elites.
commented 2016-09-14 18:28:12 -0400
oopps you got picked for being realistic, you learned a lesson.
commented 2016-09-14 18:27:42 -0400
Well dude you got , you learned a lesson.