‘My campaign was a picture of me holding my cat saying, ‘Please don’t vote for me.’”
Politics is for everybody so we register no surprise that black metal legend, Fenri from Darkthrone has been voted as a councillor after agreeing to join a “backup list” of potential candidates for the local neighborhood council in Kolbotn, Oslo and was unexpectedly elected.
“They called and asked if I wanted to be on the list [of backup representatives],” he explained. “I said yeah, thinking I would be like 18th on the list and I wouldn’t really have to do anything. They just need a list to be able to … well, it’s hard to talk local politics in another language.”
Never underestimate the power of a cute cat, though. Fenriz jokingly shared a photo of himself holding his cat (whose name roughly translates to Peanut Butter) specifically asking people to not vote for him. Now he will be required to serve as Councilman Gylve Fenris Nagell for four years before stepping down is an option.
“Basically, I have to step in when the usual people who go to the big meetings are sick or something. Then I have to go sit there and feel stupid among the straight people,” he told CLRVYNT, later adding “I’m a pillar of my community.”