It seems Paul Anka exploits illegal immigrant labor. He might be well advised to inform his wife, Sweden’s neo-numero-uno woman-most-loved-to-be-hated, Anna Anka, that she should probably keep that under wraps.
I had actually tried to not blog about Mrs. Duck (Anka means duck in Swedish and Donald Duck’s name in Sweden is Kalle Anka and Daisy Duck is Kajsa Anka.)
But with all the attention she’s getting from her outspoken views published in an article on Newsmill (in Swedish only sorry) and her role on the reality TV show Swedish Hollywood Wives (also only in Swedish) there’s too much talk on the town to ignore her totally.
So what’s the hype? Yeah, that’s my question too. Here’s a few of her controversial statements:
“[In the US] it’s the illegal Mexicans who do the work. They do the dishes, clean the house, take care of the garden. I have an enormous garden and four gardeners.”
“Swedish dads are tragic with all their nappy-changing and equality. A real American man panics if he is alone with a child for more than 20 minutes. American dads do not prepare dinner and do not iron, they work and provide for their families.”
“Sexually it is the woman’s responsibility to ensure that the man is satisfied, if she does not then she only has herself to blame if he is unfaithful,”
“[In the US] mothers don’t nag their daughters about education and going to college, but instead that [the daughters] should find an athlete or a celebrity. Isn’t that wonderful?”
I can’t fathom how people can take any of that seriously. This is entertainment and comedy, but not debate.
And amazingly, for some inexplicable reason, it’s somehow become part of a political debate here in Sweden. But I am still wondering…HOW? What is the debate to debate?
There was a talk segment on the radio yesterday (My lovely SAAB suffers from that all-too-common malady of a busted digital display so I have no clue which station it was) about Anna Anka and the “Debate around her” and I had to agree with 2 of the 3 guests that there ISN’T anything to debate here.
And so the debate (whatever there is to debate, and I love a good debate so please tell me what to debate) goes on.
I wonder if anyone is checking on her employees for their papers now? Imagine, they might just have to pay minimum wage soon.
Which is 8 bucks per hour in California. I hope they can afford it.