Berlin flipped the bird on people who refuse to wear masks amid the coronavirus pandemic — launching an ad showing an elderly woman giving the finger, according to reports.
“A finger-wag for all those without a mask,” read the poster by the capital city’s tourism authority that features the woman wearing a floral-patterned mask, Deutsche Welle reported.
The “We obey the corona rules” ad — which Visit Berlin and the city senate launched Tuesday — was aimed at preventing the further spread of the deadly bug and to highlight the importance of protecting the health of the elderly.
But it drew swift criticism on social media, with some blasting it as divisive, and was pulled the next day.
“It is a provocative image,” said Christian Tänzler, a spokesman for Visit Berlin, which promotes the city, Reuters reported.
“Most Berliners and our guests respect and follow the corona rules but some people don’t. These people risk the lives of older