NORWAY – A black metal musician has accidentally won an election after posing in a photo with a cat.
Gylve Fenriz Nagell – who is a member of alternative band Darkthrone – signed up to run for his local council in Kolbotn, Norway, merely a joke and was quite annoyed when he found out he won.
He explained: “My campaign was a picture of me holding my cat saying, ‘please don’t vote for me’. They called and asked if I wanted to be on the list of backup representatives. I said yeah, thinking I would be like 18th on the list and I wouldn’t really have to do anything.”
However, the picture of Gylve and his cat called Peanut Butter had quite a tempting effect on voters, and he now has to serve on his local council for two years.
The man went on to say to Clrvynt.com: “Basically, I have to step in when the usual people who go to the big meetings are sick or something. I’m a pillar of my community.”