Leftists in Copenhagen, Denmark have directed their ire toward one of the most racist icons in their country: The Little Mermaid.
Denmark woke up on Friday to the words “racist fish” scrawled across the base of the “Little Mermaid,” the bronze statue honoring Hans Christian Andersen’s famous fairy tale that perches on a rock in the sea off a pier in Copenhagen.
Police said it had not yet identified the perpetrators. The 107-year-old sculpture, which is visited by 1 million tourists each year, has been vandalized before, including by anti-whaling campaigners and pro-democracy activists, twice suffering decapitation.
Technically, a mermaid is only part fish. It has the upper body of a female and the tail of a fish. So “racist fish” is not remotely accurate, unless the tail spends its day slapping only black stingrays and black killer whales. Seriously Denmark, what the f**k is the matter with you?
There’s a line in The Little Mermaid film which makes a lot of sense in 2020: “Ariel, listen to me. The human world is a mess. Life under the sea is better than anything they got up there.”