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The Quebec City Carnaval is apologizing for an ice sculpture of a traditional Ukrainian Christmas scene after a visitor complained that it included a stereotypical bearded Jew in a skullcap, holding a bag of money.A part of an ice sculpture previously on display at Quebec's Carnaval. The sculpture was pulled after it was deemed to be a racist portrayal of a Jew.

“We don’t want to agree that we shouldn’t [have included the sculpture], because the fact is we have done that. It was a good intention. It’s a Carnaval. It’s a party, you know?” said Annick Marchand, the Carnaval’s director of marketing.

“But if we had known [about the portrayal of the Jew], probably the committee would have stopped this, would have refused this thing. The thing we have to remember is next year we will pay good attention to this kind of situation… We have to be careful next year. That’s a good lesson for us,” Ms. Marchand said.

(Read full article here: Carnaval apologizes for ice sculpture)

Unbelievable. I’m sure they didn’t notice it, because look at how subtle it is! Right… And they won’t agree that it shouldn’t have been included? The anti-semitism in the world just keeps growing, and growing and growing….

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2 Responses to “Carnaval in Quebec removes ice sculpture depicting stereotypical Jew holding a bag of money”

  1. Nathan says:

    You read the story wrong. They apologized, but are NOT removing the offensive, anti-Semitic sculpture.

  2. mikecg says:

    Actually if you look at the heading of the picture in the National Post article, it says “A part of an ice sculpture previously on display at Quebec’s Carnaval. The sculpture was pulled after it was deemed to be a racist portrayal of a Jew.“. But it is strange that they didn’t mention any more details about the removal in the article itself.

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