Two women who sat naked around midday in downtown Manchester rubbing each other with strawberry jam did so for the sake of art, according to a police statement. The sight couldn’t help attracting hordes of onlookers, who pulled out their phones to film the baffling episode, focusing on the moment the women started “wiping bread off and eating it,” a user named Issy Thwaite wrote.
Why on earth have I just seen two girls completely naked COVERED IN JAM sat on a bench in the middle of Manchester wiping bread off each other and eating it pic.twitter.com/QsS8KVXCSo— ISSY THWAITE (@issy_thwaite) 10 октября 2018 г.
Referring to what he called “artistic expression,” Inspector John Middleton of the city police tweeted tongue-in-cheek:
"I hope this isn't the start of a new craze that starts to spread."
Reactions to the lunchtime show arrived in abundance, with some even jokingly picking up on the other meaning of the word “jam” and drawing parallels with the city’s traffic.
He said it was a "physical demonstration of the terrible traffic issues in Manchester- human Jam, go see it! It's berry good!" Another one made a cheeky remark over the Machester specifics, namely it’s a “the city of worker bees,” who pose risks of “stinging” the ladies in their birthday suits.
I’ve never ended up on the news for having breakfast before: #manchester #manchesterart #manchestereveningnews #happening #contemporaryart #enne&moffa #performance Two naked women covered in jam appeared on Market Street at lunchtime https://t.co/HxFuiCE1Ao— riikka enne (@RiikkaEnne) 10 октября 2018 г.
After police approached the pair for a brief talk, they threw white sheets over their bodies to cover up.