A woman has sparked an online debate after sharing a photo of a cake designed to resemble the famous Titanic tragedy.
A user who posted the photo on Friday on popular discussion site Mumsnet wrote: Alongside a photo of the cake I took from a local Facebook group that morning.
She explained that the image was posted on Facebook asking for a cake like the one pictured for her child’s birthday.
On April 15, 1912, the British steamship Titanic sank after hitting an iceberg off the coast of Newfoundland in the North Atlantic Ocean. Over 1,500 passengers and crew died en route from Southampton, England to New York City.
At the time of the ship’s design and construction, it was a state-of-the-art vessel, even described as “unsinkable”, which reportedly kept many passengers calm even when the ship began to sink.
The story of the tragic sinking of a passenger ship was popularized by the 1997 blockbuster titanic Starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet. Written and directed by James Cameron, the film was the highest-grossing film of all time until it was overtaken by another Cameron film. Avatarin 2010.
The cake sparked a discussion on Mumsnet, where users share their opinions. “How strange,” wrote one commenter, while another said, “Really bad taste. It doesn’t matter that it’s over 100 years old.”
Later in her post, a Mumsnet user who started the discussion compared the cake to the recent tragedy and asked, “Will we be making a Grenfell Tower cake in 100 years?”
In 2017, 72 people died at Grenfell Tower in West London, UK after a fire broke out in a 24-story residential building in the early hours of June 14th. Independent review of building regulations and fire safety.
Other Mumsnet users weren’t too worried about the Titanic cake. One user wrote: [I] Don’t think it’s all that shocking. I can understand why kids are interested in the Titanic. I don’t think I can match Grenfell. The Titanic sank long ago and no one has survived its effects. “
“I think it’s weird and tasteless, but for a lot of people it’s ancient history,” another commenter said.
Another commentator even agreed that he would have enjoyed this unusual cake: “I was obsessed with the Titanic when I was a kid. I would have loved this cake.”
One Mumsnet user said he didn’t see any problems with the design. People dying tragically has become almost a side issue. “
This isn’t the first time the Titanic’s birthday has sparked controversy online. In 2021, her Titanic-themed pool party was criticized for her viral TikTok videos of her guests dressing up and recreating a sinking ship in a pool.
UPDATE 05/17/2022 05:05 am: This article has been updated with a new image and headline.