The museum of the Cat and the drawing of humor has been at the center of a controversy for several days. A first petition has been launched against the opening of this museum. Sunday May 2, in the program “C’est pas tous les jours dimanche”, Philippe Geluck said he was very hurt by this situation and announced that he would withdraw from the project “if we find a better use of the building” . Following this debate, a new petition has emerged to support the creation of the Chat Museum.
The museum of the Cat and the drawing of humor is in the hot seat. While Philippe Geluck has just obtained the green light for the creation of this museum, a petition is launched against its opening. In the program “C’est pas tous les jours dimanche” on May 2, the designer was facing the initiators of this petition. Following their many criticisms, the father of the Cat said he was hurt and considered his withdrawal from the project. “If we find a better use for the building, I tell you publicly today, I will step back and abandon this project with humility and with respect for all the other artists,” he said.
In the aftermath of this announcement, reactions of support multiplied and a new petition was created to support the Musée du Chat. “Petition for the Cat Museum to be built, writes David to us via the orange Alert us button. The debate shocked a lot of people. Thanks to this gentleman, who inspired so many people and above all opened the way for so many young artists, our Belgium shines in the French-speaking world.“
“I still remember the pleasure that with my grandmother with each release of a new Cat album … And especially that the Cat represents Belgium, adds another person.
The petition was put online shortly after the debate and has nearly 2,000 signatures at the time of writing. “We believe that this project has its place in Belgium, in Brussels and more precisely in this building located at Mont des Arts. Monsieur Geluck’s Cat is one of the flagship of Belgian culture and it would be unthinkable that he did not have his museum like Hergé for example. It would also be unthinkable for the Cat to be forced to emigrate to France, a country which would welcome him with open arms,“writes the author of the petition.