News The word 'negro' had to be removed from a painting inside Kensington Palace before Obama arrival

Discussion in 'The Howard Stern Show' started by MutteringJohn, Apr 26, 2016.

  1. MutteringJohn

    MutteringJohn Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    32,542
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2012
    Messages:
    16,366
    Likes Received:
    22,123
    The word 'negro' had to be removed from a painting inside Kensington Palace at the last minute before the Obamas arrived for their informal dinner with the royals.

    The U.S. President and First Lady were just moments away from being entertained by Prince William, Duchess Kate and Prince Harry on Friday night, when an eagle-eyed assistant spotted a plaque, which named the piece of art 'The Negro Page'.

    A frantic removal reportedly took place inside the drawing room to avoid causing offence to the American couple. A pot plant was also put in place to cover where the plaque would have been.

    A source told The Sun: 'Imagine the horror when someone spotted the N-word.'

    The dramatic painting on one of the walls - A page With Two Horses, by Albert Cuyp, from The Royal Collection - features a black servant boy in a landscape from 1660. It is also known as The Negro Page.

    Mail on Sunday art critic Philip Hensher says the work, from the Golden Age of Dutch painting, would particularly appeal to a History of Art graduate, such as Kate.

    A Kensington Palace spokesman declined to comment on the reports last night.

    On Friday, the world was given an unprecedented insight into the world of the royals as the drawing room was seen for the first time since being refurbished.

    The lavish room was recently redecorated for the couple using £4.5million worth of taxpayers' money although the couple footed the bill for fixtures and furnishing themselves.

    Its design was more reminiscent of a comfortable country home than a grand, palatial lounge - with floral cushions adorning comfortable looking cream sofas.

    On the grand black piano sitting behind William and Mr Obama, who looked at ease in each other's company, were intimate family photos and an elaborate bouquet.



    http://i.***************/i/pix/2016/04/26/12/33892B9D00000578-3558623-The_U_S_President_and_First_Lady_were_just_moments_away_from_bei-m-2_1461671704958.jpg http://i.***************/i/pix/2016/04/26/00/338901B500000578-3558623-image-a-2_1461628662127.jpg
     
  2. reno

    reno VIP Extreme Gold

    Reputations:
    91,872
    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2012
    Messages:
    15,939
    Likes Received:
    48,495
    Golden age Dutch art be racist.
     
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2016
    John Mahlin and Head Censor like this.
  3. MutteringJohn

    MutteringJohn Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    32,542
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2012
    Messages:
    16,366
    Likes Received:
    22,123
    The "Page" in that painting would make a great lawn jockey.

    [​IMG]
     
    reno likes this.
  4. Lostronaut

    Lostronaut Well-Known Member VIP

    Reputations:
    23,630
    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2012
    Messages:
    10,668
    Likes Received:
    7,231
    The Royal Philharmonic also had to cancel their performance of "Camptown Races" for the Obamas.
     
    tomg and reno like this.
  5. MutteringJohn

    MutteringJohn Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    32,542
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2012
    Messages:
    16,366
    Likes Received:
    22,123
    Do you think when the "Royals" come to the White House they cover up the painting of a colonist sticking his sword into a "Redcoat"
     
    TheLACritic and Head Censor like this.
  6. McLennison

    McLennison Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    8,904
    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2015
    Messages:
    3,985
    Likes Received:
    6,336
    Remove the actual negro instead.
     
  7. chapped

    chapped Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    24
    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2012
    Messages:
    55,623
    Likes Received:
    61,874
    Moon cricket still ok?
     
  8. yaddc

    yaddc Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    55,939
    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2014
    Messages:
    34,236
    Likes Received:
    32,861
    heres the picture i wanna see in the white house....
     
    Kilroy and Head Censor like this.
  9. Head Censor

    Head Censor Well-Known Member 2010 OG VIP Gold

    Reputations:
    14,438
    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2010
    Messages:
    18,089
    Likes Received:
    43,989
    Or Barry could just have said, "I view the painting as a gift, your Royal Highness. I'm taking it with me." :jj:


     
    yaddc likes this.
  10. Rescued Owl

    Rescued Owl Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    23,386
    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2014
    Messages:
    10,065
    Likes Received:
    30,337
    #Garythenegropagetwo.
     
  11. Chicken Soda

    Chicken Soda Unknown Member

    Reputations:
    537
    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2014
    Messages:
    5,978
    Likes Received:
    10,039
    So it's a big source of pride to call yourself "black" in English, but it's awful to be connected with a Latin version of the word?


    The more hispanics in America who speak Spanish, the faster Americans of African descent will need to find a new self-label to call themselves. :pissed:
     
    tomg likes this.