Finnish film director Aki Kaurismäki writes in the latest issue of the Voima magazine that the interview he gave to the British daily The Guardian has been quoted in a way that he is not too happy about.
“To use a sentence stolen from another newspaper and taken out of context in hopes to create a sensational headline does not represent good journalistic practice”, Kaurismäki writes.
Kaurismäki refers to a quote in his interview with The Guardian in early April, in which he said for example that “the only way for mankind to get out of this misery is to kill the 1% who own everything”.
Kaurismäki says that “naturally it was a joke, albeit not a successful one.”
Academician of Art Kaurismäki apologises for the anxiety he may have caused to the richest one per cent.
“Possible claims for damages can be sent to my lawyer Matti Wuori”. Wuori died in 2005.
This time around Kaurismäki targets Björn Wahlroos, the Chairman of the Board in Sampo Group, Nordea and UPM-Kymmene.
“For Björn Wahlroos (who alone undoubtedly forms the top one per cent of something, possibly the parvenu) and for other speculators I recommend the hiring of a dining therapist or consultant of some kind, who would help them to minimise the amount of crumbs falling from their table. Someone has to clean them up, too.”