The Berlin Greens wanted to collect points on Twitter with a photo of women. Instead of positive feedback, however, there were some sharp comments online.
Berlin – The Greens have made the issue of “equal rights” a priority. In society, but also within their own party, women must “be able to participate equally everywhere,” it says on the party’s official website.
A picture of the Berlin Greens shared on Twitter should make this goal of the party clear – and at the same time serve as a swipe at the Union. But ultimately the posting led to completely different debates.
Baerbock and Greens want to shoot against Union with a photo – “Old white men again …”
The picture showed an all-women group – including Green Chancellor candidate Annalena Baerbock and Bettina Jarasch, top candidate for the Berlin House of Representatives election. “While old men huddle together again in the group photos of the Union …” was written above the photo.
While old men huddle together again on the group photos of the Union … 😊 pic.twitter.com/UAmLIKFjbT
– Green center (@gruenemitte) August 4, 2021
But instead of positive feedback, the photo of the Berlin Greens led to some sharp comments online. As reported by the German Press Agency, among others, it came out shortly after the publication that the women group was framed by men on the right and left in the original photo. However, these had been cut away before the Twitter distribution.
Twitter photo of Baerbock and Green women causes discussions on the net
Green members finally posted the original picture themselves – even after criticism had arisen that the photo only showed white women and no people with a migration background. The middle-Greens finally made a statement: “Nobody should be hidden with this. The tweet is simply not about those around it (…). ”
However, this changed little in terms of the critical comments on Twitter. “Embarrassing: the original tweet. And also the attempted, clumsy damage control ”, was one of the answers. “You always embarrass yourself,” said another user.
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