A Video of the German government, is currently causing a social media stir.
Government spokesman Steffen Seibert shares the first Video in the series with the Hashtag #special heroes on Twitter.
The fictional elderly man Anton Lehmann reported in the future as he has the second wave “at the time, in the Corona-the Winter of 2020” to be experienced.
“Fate had other plans with us. An invisible danger that threatened everything we thought, and the fate of this country was suddenly in our hands. So we summed up all our courage and did what was expected of us. The only Right thing to do. We did – nothing. Absolutely nothing. We are to lazy like the raccoons. Day and night we stayed on our ass at home and fought against the spread of the Coronavirus. Our Couch was in the Front, our patience was our weapon.“
Lehmann describes, they were heroes.
A second Video can be Lehmann’s fictional wife Luise to get a word in.
“The whole country looked full of hope for us young people. We were holding a heart. And did nothing… we’re schimmelten home and met little people (…).”
Both Videos end with the appeal to the Federal government: “Will you be a hero and stay home”.
Were implemented in the Clips by Florida advertising, advertising film production, the presenters Joko winter scheidt and Klaas Heufer-Umlauf.
On Twitter, the Video provides a divided reaction.
Many Users agree that the Federal government had resorted to the Spot next to it.
“Shocking – had never expected the worst kind of government to propaganda in Germany. Disgusting.“
“While the chicken eats fear for hundreds of thousands of restaurateurs and their employees for their existence!!!!”
“#special heroes for me, by the way, those who create it in this Situation is to ask your friends for the money for winter tires, because the revenue is broken away and the reserves are gone. Not lazy sofa studies, the need to just stay at home.”
“I’m still not quite sure how I find. Many celebrate it. But my sense is rather this: to verballhornen narratives and the Trauma of the war generation, and to exploit in such a way, leaves me shocked and stunned. #special heroes“
Many find the Spot, however, managed to do just that – or at least the message behind it. And the reactions on Twitter find rather strange.
“Classic Twitter: stage 1: A Video is published and celebrated. Stage 2: The Video is taken apart and proven, why this is good for nothing. I’m waiting on stage 3: The speech against speech. And, of course, the armed writings. #special heroes“
“A German Twitter rarely pop dackeliger (and German), as if these brilliant Corona Spots can be found on the cramp shit. Some people can be reached only in this way, so your inner high school graduates meeting up ONCE for 10 minutes. #special heroes“
“The message is clear, funny. Picking apart the now in its details, instead of focusing on the message: Typically German.”
“The Federal government posted an ironic Video for a privileged audience and an even priviligiertere group to complain without irony about it. 2020 and Twitter in a nutshell. I think it is by the way very successful. #special heroes“