[spectre] Frida and Billy in Hungary

János Sugár sj at c3.hu
Tue Aug 28 09:57:12 CEST 2018

A pro-government newspaper has criticized a hugely popular exhibition 
of her work at the Hungarian National Gallery in Budapest for 
"promoting communism".

In a July 14 article entitled "This is the way communism is promoted 
using state money", the Kahlo exhibition was listed in the right-wing 
newspaper Magyar Idok along with some other galleries, artists and 

"You won't believe it but Trotsky has emerged in Budapest again, this 
time from Frida Kahlo's bed," the newspaper wrote, referring to her 
affair with Leon Trotsky, a key figure in the Bolshevik seizure of 
power in Russia, during his later exile in Mexico. Trotsky was 
assassinated in 1940.

In June, Magyar Idok also published an article by a guest commentator 
who accused the musical Billy Elliot in the Hungarian State Opera of 
spreading homosexual propaganda among its young audience. Billy 
Elliot has been on the program for two years, with over 100,000 
viewers so far.


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