Charles is no oil painting: Eco goons smear cake on King Charles wax statue amid masterpiece vandalism

Charles is no oil painting: Eco goons smear cake on King Charles wax statue amid masterpiece vandalism
A man and a woman, members of Just Stop Oil, smeared cake on the wax statue of King Charles (Just Stop Oil/Twitter)

LONDON, ENGLAND: After trying to deface Van Gogh's 'Sunflowers' and spray painting the glass front of Harrods, the Just Stop Oil protestors reportedly threw cake on the face of King Charles' wax statue at Madame Tussauds in London on Monday, October 24.  

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Celebrating the stunt, the Twitter account of Just Stop Oil shared a clip of the demonstration, with the caption, "Two supporters of Just Stop Oil have covered Madame Tussauds waxwork model of King Charles III with cake, demanding that the Government halts all new oil and gas licences and consents." In the footage, two of the activists, who have been arrested, were seen walking up to the waxwork and smearing it with a cake, according to The Daily Mail .

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An employee of Madame Tussauds can even be heard screaming for the protesters to stop after the man stroked Charles' shoulder while the woman spoke about climate change. The pair wore black tops to cover their t-shirt and even bought tickets to visit the attraction. The duo has been identified as Eilidh McFadden, a 20-year-old from Glasgow, and Tom Johnson, 29, a painter decorator from Sunderland. McFadden is among 20 activists who were forcibly removed by the state police when they blocked the entrance to the Nustar Clydebank oil terminal near Glasgow in May.

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The Just Stop Oil Twitter account then shared a series of tweets that reported a statement from the protestors involved. “The science is clear. The demand is simple: just stop new oil and gas. It’s a piece of cake.” The statement reads, “The action takes place a few weeks ahead of COP27 which King Charles III reportedly abandoned plans to attend and deliver a speech at, on the advice of the then, now former, Prime Minister Liz Truss.”

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However, netizens have slammed the two protestors. Expressing their outrage, one user wrote, “Ok, what’s next?? What’s the actual point of this stunt? I think people will soon tire of all this nonsense and just ignore it if their not already. Just can’t see how this will change anything.” The second user tweeted, “I'll give you that this makes more narrative sense than the soup thing, but ultimately you're stealing attention from the climate crisis and giving it to your group and individuals instead. Nobody actually talks about the crisis as a result of this.”

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“Why don’t you concentrate your energy on criticism of the Govt for allowing fracking or something else useful Sean? Castigating protests against extinction seems absurd in comparison doesn’t it?” a third user asserted while another user said, “Seems curious they targetted a wax model of King Charles when the man himself has been so concerned about Climate Change for a very long time, maybe even before these activists were born!”

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This incident is the latest in a list of stunts executed by the group recently. The protestors previously tipped tomato soup over Van Gogh's 'Sunflowers', spray-painted the iconic glass front of Harrods orange, blocked the Dartford Bridge and glued themselves to London's Abbey Road crossing.

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