Which planet is that where some mainstream media blur a finger!!! A FINGER! Wake up, it’s nothing sexual: it’s a finger!!! Blurring nipples is already difficult to accept… but a finger! So, showing the thumb up is okay, and the index to show the sky also, but the middle finger, no… What a terrible digital (digit) discrimination lol…Where will the political correctness stop? Will they start blurring cows udder? Tongues? Eyes blinking?
Germany’s economy minister and vice-chancellor has defended flicking the middle finger to a group of right-wing protesters earlier this month.
Sigmar Gabriel, who is Angela Merkel’s second-in-command, said his only mistake was not using both hands.
He said his critics should think about what they would do if faced with 12 « young, aggressive, swearing and ready-for-violence Nazis ».
Mr Gabriel was confronted by the hecklers in northern Germany.
They called him a traitor of the people and mentioned his father’s Nazi past.
Mr Gabriel has spoken openly of his father Walter, who he says was a supporter of Hitler’s Nazi party and denied the Holocaust until his death in 2012.
In a video released on social media of the incident, one of the protesters can be heard shouting: « Your father loved his country. And what are you doing? You’re ruining it. »
At the time, his political party the Social Democratic Party (SPD) called it an « emotional reaction » and released a statement saying: « Obviously Sigmar Gabriel does not regard that gesture to be an appropriate form of everyday communication, but communication was not possible with bellowing neo-Nazis who were clearly prepared to use violence. »