With comedic perfection, literally one day after the NYT celebrated how effing real the whole thing was, the week's citizen tweeter Sonja Abrahamsson began by observing thatquote, sic, etc: "Before WW2 Hitler was one of the most beautiful names in the whole wide world. I know. Its as chocking as dolphin rapists." Not what you want from a country described by watchdog groups as a center of anti-Semitism.
The 27 year-old mother of twowho we'll remind you was tweeting from a government account on behalf of an entire nationthen went on what Slate calls an "epic and bizarre Twitter rant about 'Jews.'" We're not going to post all the highlights, which you can find here, but our favorite selections include "whats the fuzz with jews" and "where I come from there is no jews."
Given her other contributions and her background information, the prevailing theory is that Abrahamsson is just a straight-up troll. In her other tweets she described debates over Judaism as "infected," posted a photoshopped picture of Freddy Mercury looking at food with the caption "hungry gay with aids," and made a joke about shopping for eggs lest she "starve like an African child." The account has also been negative on Justin Bieber, which is pretty much the definition of trolling.
In any case Sweden is defending their choice to let her write because "it's very important for us to let everyone take a unique viewpoint." Really? Everyone? How charmingly naive, and how delightful to find someone who's still new to the Internet (Sweden, meet the YouTube comments section; YouTube comments section, Sweden). And thus did an entire country end up in our bad ideas category.