German museum sparks controversy with Rolling Stones inspired urinals

Feminist campaigners have said the urinals encourage 'discrimination against women'

German museum sparks controversy with Rolling Stones inspired urinals

Photo: PA

A set of urinals, which have been designed in the shape of the pair of lips that feature as The Rolling Stones logo, have drawn criticism from feminist campaign groups.

The urinals, which are pictured on the top and right of your screen, have been put in the Rolling Stones fan museum, which is soon to open in the small northern German town of Luechow.

The lips were designed by graphic designer John Pasche in 1971 and were modeled on the Mick Jagger's large mouth, but according to local campaigners, they encourage "discrimination against women''.

According to the Los Angeles Times, Roda Armbruster, a feminist who lives in the area, described the lips as "discrimination against women. If the urinals sported a tongue, it would have been acceptable because the identification with the band and Jagger would have been unmistakable. Without it, it's a woman's mouth, not a man's mouth."

The museum's founder Ulrich Schroeder has denied that the fixtures represent a man's mouth or a woman's mouth or anyone's mouth and has said that despite the criticism, the urinals will be staying.

Meanwhile, The Rolling Stones have released a new bootleg album from this live show at Virginia's Hampton Colliseum in 1981.

The album, which can be purchased from, contains 26 tracks in all and was released for sale earlier this week.

The release of 'Hampton Colliseum 1981' follows on from last year's 'The Brussels Affair' which was captured live in Belgium in 1973.

Read More On This Artist

Video: 'Ladies & Gentlemen... The Rolling Stones' - Trailer

More News
RZA suggests Wu-Tang Clan's one-off album could be exhibited at Art Basel in Florida
Formula 1 star Lewis Hamilton reveals he is working on new music
Jamie T postpones further European dates due to 'continued illness'
Sky Ferreira unveils new song 'Guardian' - listen
James Blake remixes Gorillaz' 'Feel Good Inc' - listen
Bombay Bicycle Club: U2's album giveaway 'just shows how disconnected they are from...
Jamie T reveals Courtney Barnett influence on latest album 'Carry On The Grudge'
Ed Sheeran adds third date to Wembley Stadium run
Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom declares himself 'broke' as legal costs mount up
Tribute gig for Jack White bandmate Ikey Owens to be held in Texas
The Smiths' drummer Mike Joyce to act in BBC Radio 4 play
The Libertines release short Roger Sargent-directed 'visual history' film online – watch
Take That reject Spotify by partnering with Google
U2 and Bono named 'least influential figures of 2014' by GQ
The National pay tribute to London's Buffalo Bar during final 'Trouble Will Find...
War On Drugs frontman admits Sun Kil Moon album is one of his 2014 highlights
Pond announce February 2015 UK tour dates
Creed singer Scott Stapp left 'penniless', living in budget hotel room following...
BRIT Awards announce shortlist for 2015 Critics' Choice Award
Sia 'saddened to be getting shit' for no-show at Australian Arias; gives gongs away on...
Future Islands fear 'Letterman' performance will be 'the bane of our existence'
Arctic Monkeys help push UK vinyl sales past million mark for first time in two decades

More News


Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
Know Your NME

NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM