- Democratic Senate candidate John Osoff accused Republican Sen. David Perdue of using an anti-Semitic trope to attack him in a recently removed Facebook ad showing Ospho as Jewish with an enlarged nose.
- Perdue’s digital ad showed a changed image of Ossoff with his nose extended and elongated next to a picture of Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, who is also Jewish, and claimed that “Democrats are trying to buy Georgia” . ”
- The Perude campaign took down the ad on Monday, claiming that the nose rise was “unintentional” of the photo-editing process “edited” by a consultant.
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Democratic Senate candidate John Ossoff accused Republican Sen. David Perdue of Georgia of using an anti-septic trope to attack him in a recently removed Facebook ad, which appeared to be an Ossoff, Jewish, with an enlarged nose. is.
According to Jewish news outlet Forward, Peru’s ad began running on July 22, showing a changed image of Ossoff, with a picture of Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, who is also Jewish, up his nose.
“Democrats are trying to buy Georgia,” it read.
Accusing the Jews of using money for corrupt politics and portraying them with big noses, they have long understood the anti-Jewish maneuver.
The Perdue campaign took down the ad on Monday, claiming that nasal enlargement was an “unintentional” byproduct of the photo editing process, conducted by a consultant.
A campaign spokesperson said in a Monday statement in Forward, “In the process of graphic design, an image controlled by an external vendor was shaped and a filter was applied, causing an unintentional error that distorts the image.” ” “Obviously, it was accidental, but to ensure that there is no confusion, we immediately removed the image from Facebook. Anyone who speculates that it was anything other than an unintentional error, willfully Strongly pitched against Send Perdue’s strong and consistent record. Anti-Semitism and all forms of hate. “
Three graphic designers told The Forward that Ossoff’s nose was the only part of his face that had been transformed into an altered image.
Ossoff slowed down the ad on Twitter, saying that “no one really believes” the Perdue campaign claimed the photo editing was “accidental”.
“This is the oldest, most obvious, least original anti-Semitic trope in history,” he tweeted. “Senator, literally no one accepts your excuse.”
The Georgia Democratic Party also called the advertisement an “anti-Jewish attack”.
Joseph, who was running a competitive race against Perdue in Georgia, later demanded that Perdue apologize to Georgia’s Jewish community.
-John Ossoff (@ossoff) 28 July 2020