A new Berlin advertisement encouraging people to wear masks features an elderly woman holding up her middle finger.
Berlin launches ad featuring elderly woman holding up her middle finger to people who refuse to wear masks https://t.co/QMipshg5YS
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Spokesperson for Visit Berlin Christian Tänzler claimed that the ad was made to target people who don’t wear a face mask.
“Most Berliners and our guests respect and follow the corona rules but some people don’t. These people risk the lives of older people and people from the at-risk community,” Tänzler told the BBC. (RELATED: Germany To Provide $664 Million In Aid To Holocaust Survivors During Coronavirus Pandemic)
“We wanted to give attention to this problem,” he added. “For this reason we have chosen this provocative motif.”
Tänzler said the middle finger was chosen because it was a “direct way” to communicate the message to people in Germany.
“Berliners are very well known for their direct communication,” Tänzler said. “We use it in a