Austrian baker causes stir with 'tasteless' 9/11 cake

May 6, 2015 04:23

A Vienna baker has stirred up anger by making a cake depicting Austria's main political parties as New York's twin towers coming under attack from opposition party aircraft.

"It's ironic that a baker has no taste," wrote one critic on the website of the mass-circulation Heute tabloid that highlighted the unusual creation. "I would call this incitement to terrorism," wrote another.

But baker Thomas Kienbauer defended his work on Tuesday, saying it represented legitimate political commentary.

"The cake is supposed to represent the collapse of the 'grand coalition'," he told Reuters, referring to the center-left Social Democrats (SPO) and the conservative People's Party (OVP) who share power and have dominated post-war politics here.

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