A number of hundred Polish girls are sharing images of themselves consuming bananas on Instagram Ã¢â‚¬â€œ along with the hashtag #bananaselfie.
The social media activists are protesting the removing of feminist art work from PolandÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Nationwide Museum in Warsaw final week.
One of many items is a video set up entitled Ã¢â‚¬Å“Client ArtworkÃ¢â‚¬Â, which was produced by artist Natalia LL Ã¢â‚¬â€œÃ‚Â dubbedÃ‚Â a Ã¢â‚¬Å“Polish-born pioneer of feminismÃ¢â‚¬Â Ã¢â‚¬â€œ in 1973.
The art work in query incorporates a girl consuming a banana, and has been within the gallery for a number of years.
The removing of the art work occurred after the brand new museum head, Jerzy Miziolek, was summoned to the Ministry of Tradition.
One other video by a distinct feminine artist, which reveals a lady strolling two males who’re dressed like canines, has additionally been eliminated.
Final week, in an interview with Polish publication Onet.pl, Miziolek stated he was Ã¢â‚¬Å“against exhibiting works that might irritate delicate younger individualsÃ¢â‚¬Â.
Nevertheless, the removing has prompted a stir, with Instagram customers campaigning for Ã¢â‚¬Å“free speechÃ¢â‚¬Â and Ã¢â‚¬Å“anti-censorshipÃ¢â‚¬Â.
The backlash isnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t restricted to Instagram solely. Protesters yesterday gathered in entrance of the museum, brandishing the bananas which have develop into symbolic of the anti-censorship protest.
This isnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t the primary time bananas have been used as a political image this yr.
Again in February, Meghan Markle wrote inspirational messages on bananas to intercourse staff Ã¢â‚¬â€œ thoughÃ‚Â some later branded them Ã¢â‚¬Å“offensiveÃ¢â‚¬Â.