Hipsters condemn toppling of Lenin statue

THE destruction of a Lenin statue in the Ukraine has been condemned by hipsters who wanted it for their roof garden.

He is not being ironic

He is not being ironic

Style leaders who keep framed Soviet posters in their homes have petitioned the Ukraine to preserve all similar items for use as ironic centrepieces in converted Peckham warehouses.

Joseph Turner, a creative space facilitator, said: “The former Eastern Bloc countries are a goldmine of heroic art about problematic historical figures that would look sweet in my mini-courtyard.

“If the Ukraines want democracy or human rights or French-brewed organic coffee or whatever that’s cool, but lay off the redundant symbols of totalitarian regimes.

“I need one to drape fairy lights around instead of a tree.”

Julian Cook of Hoxton said: “The Soviets, Chairman Mao, Che Guevara; maybe they didn’t have all the right ideas politically, but they were visionaries of interior decoration and branding.

“Stalin may have been responsible for the deaths of millions – I’m not a historian, I upcycle discarded packing material into lamps – but the rusted iron statue of him in my double-height stairwell is a really arresting, powerful piece.

“It made my Hungarian cleaner break down weeping, which shows this art isn’t just for elitists.

“If only so much of the iconography of the Nazi regime hadn’t been destroyed by philistine bombing raids.”