Report: Chinese Embassy In France Tweets Then Deletes Antisemitic Image
According to a report by the Washington Free Beacon’s Adam Kredo, the Chinese Embassy in France tweeted and then quickly deleted an antisemitic image showing the U.S. as a grim reaper wielding a scythe portrayed as Israel.
JUST IN: Chinese Embassy In France Tweets and Deletes Anti-Semitic Imagery — Portrays US as the grim reaper and Israel as his scythe. China says its account was hijacked https://t.co/ePYzPO3rqz pic.twitter.com/oP6tK1KPPq
— Adam Kredo (@Kredo0) May 25, 2020
The Chinese Embassy says its account was hacked and claimed it as “fake news,” according to the report.
“The Chinese Embassy in France has found that yesterday, someone used the Embassy’s official Twitter account to post a picture captioned ‘Qui est le prochain?’ [who is next?],” read the statement.
“We hereby solemnly declare: That picture violates French law and we strongly condemn such activity that damages the reputation of the Chinese embassy,” according to the Chinese embassy. “Our embassy’s duty is to comprehensively, accurately, and objectively introduce China and promote friendship between the China and France.”