Che and Beret part 2

[continued from part one]

But most annoying of all in the kiss-off-the-revolution in favour of a quick publicity buck is when – na na na – Kylie also dons a Che shirt… My trouble with this is that the absinthe pixie (her best role in a film was just a few minutes and she was in miniature green) soon after also wore a beret, but this time the very very wrong sort of beret, on a mission to support the troops in their imperial adventures – oops, mixed messages there KM. The War of Terror continues…

See also: RAAF aircraft named after Kylie Minogue

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About john hutnyk

Writer on culture, cities, diaspora, history, film, prisons, colonialism, education, Marxism. Studied and taught in Australia at Deakin and Melbourne Universities; and in the UK in Manchester University’s Institute for Creative and Cultural Research; before moving to Goldsmiths in 1998, and becoming Academic Director of the Centre for Cultural Studies in 2004-2014. Has held visiting researcher posts in Germany at the South Asia Institute and Institute fur Ethnologie at Heidelberg University, and Visiting Professor posts in InterCultural Studies at Nagoya City University Japan, Zeppelin University and Hamburg University, Germany, Sociology at Mimar Sinan University, Istanbul, Turkey and at the Graduate institute for Social Research and Cultural Studies, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan. Immediate past adjunct Professor of RMIT University, Melbourne and GIAN Visiting Professor Jadavpur Uni Kolkata.
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One Response to Che and Beret part 2

  1. Anonymous says:

    Kylie isn’t sending out mixed messages. She’s sending out the message that inflicting violence against non-combatants in order to pursue political or economic goals is acceptable and/or hip. Neither Che nor Blair/Dubya balk(ed) at killing non-combatants whilst in pursuit of their of their goals, so why should Kyles discriminate..?

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