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Party distances itself from Hollywood wife

TT/The Local · 18 Sep 2009, 18:38

Published: 18 Sep 2009 18:38 GMT+02:00

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Göran Hägglund said on Friday that Anna Anka would not fit in well in the party, rescinding an apparent invitation from party secretary Lennart Sjögren earlier this week.

Anka is married to American singer Paul Anka and currently features in docusoap Svenska Hollywoodfruar ('Swedish Hollywood Wives'). In an article on opinion site Newsmill earlier this week, she said she felt sorry for Swedish men who marry beautiful women. The women, she said, later let themselves go and neglected their husbands' needs.

Anka also said: "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."

When Anka then expressed a wish to get involved in the Christian Democrats, Sjögren told newspaper Expressen that "all who share our values - that everyone is of equal worth and about the importance of the family - are welcomed by us. Ours is a broad party."

Sjögren's comments provoked a furious response from the party's women's movement. The movement's chairwoman Maria Fälth said in a statement that Anka's values were not compatible with Christian Democrat ideology.

"The role of women should not be reduced to being men's accessories," she said.

Speaking to news agency TT on Friday, Sjögren withdrew his welcome to Anka.

"It was a bit hasty. I hadn't read Anna Anka's article on Newsmill. With her view of humanity and her values I don't think she'd fit in with the Christian Democrats."

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Hägglund has in recent months made repeated attacks on a left-liberal "opinion-forming elite", which in his view wants to decide what people are allowed think. But on Friday he said he wasn't impressed by Anna Anka's views.

"Everyone is welcome to apply for membership of the Christian Democrats, but what little I have read and seen about Anna Anka as a person hardly makes me think that she has values that would make her feel at home with us," he said.

TT/The Local (news@thelocal.se)

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Your comments about this article

09:22 September 19, 2009 by Soft Boiled
LOL - Hollywood people are wonderful aren´t they? You can´t a group of people more divorced from reality but also feel its their duty to tell ordinary people how to live their lives ( from their Beverley Hills, Californian homes)

Of course Swedish men are stupid for changing nappies and sharing the household chores!! When all they need to do is employ an illegal immigrant on minimum wage to do it for them.

Although I do think we could learn a lot from Hollywood morons entering politics, maybe Sweden could be more like Disney land.

I like your comments Anna Anka but what i really wanna know is.. can I get fries with that?
17:13 September 19, 2009 by Rebel
Oh Heaven forbid taking any stand that isn't politically correct. The Christian Democrats are a poor excuse for a "Christian" party and should just drop the name. I would agree with Anka that if a woman doesn't keep her husband satisfied then he will cheat -- that is, if he is desirable in the first place.. However, I would say that a husband owes the same to his wife so she doesn't cheat. Maybe she should have taken Swedish morals into account and said that as well as included same sex couples -- and said that a woman has a duty to go dwon on her wife or else she might cheat with a man or something far more Swedish, don't you think?
13:11 September 21, 2009 by Beynch
With the sissyfication of the swedish male nearly complete, Mrs. Anka said something that needed to be said.
15:27 September 21, 2009 by farnoxo
%&"# a duck (excude the lame pun), but I can see how the somewhat prissy Christian Democrats would have originally thought Anna Anka would be suitable - they thought she was a nice grandmother with "traditional" values fitting for someone her age!
07:06 October 17, 2009 by Canadian Dad
"Anka is married to American singer Paul Anka ..."

Paul Anka is a CANADIAN!!!!! He was born and raised in Ottawa and started his career there.
17:59 May 30, 2012 by superiorNorwegian
Oh, Anna Anka is a scam artist all the way!!!! She has cheated on taxes big time!!!
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