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Shitstorm against Green youth spokeswoman for tweet from 2015

2021-10-11T09:14:25.347Z

Sarah-Lee Heinrich is exposed to a shit storm. The spokeswoman for the green youth now regrets statements from 2015.



Sarah-Lee Heinrich is exposed to a shit storm.

The spokeswoman for the green youth now regrets statements from 2015.

Berlin - On Monday morning (October 11th, 2021) the hashtag #sarahleeheinrich was trending on Twitter.

It is the newly elected federal spokeswoman for the Greens * youth, Sarah-Lee Heinrich, who was able to achieve 93.84 percent of the votes at the federal congress of the youth organization in Erfurt.

In the social network, however, she is currently exposed to a real shit storm.

This is not because of her political position or content, but because of tweets from 2015. At that time, the social science student was “13/14”, as she herself says: “There are screenshots of old tweets from me, some of which are vulgar or are offensive.

What is deliberately removed from the screenshots of tweets: They are from 2014/2015.


I was 13/14 years old then. "

Sara-Lee Heinrich: 20-year-old Green Youth spokeswoman regrets old tweets

Even if the tweets of the young people at that time were already a few years ago, she regretted having published them on Monday (October 11th, 2021).

"I just became aware of a tweet in which my account commented 'Heil' under a tweet with a swastika in 2015," wrote Sarah-Lee Heinrich on Twitter.

You can't remember ever posting such a tweet - but that doesn't make it any better.

"That was extremely stupid and inappropriate."

The cutting out of the date is of course not a coincidence, but fits into a number of many right-wing attacks designed to intimidate the opponent.


Rights have not suddenly discovered anti-discrimination policy for themselves and therefore want to out-call me.

- sarah-lee (@xsarahleee) October 10, 2021

Heinrich also emphasized that he was part of an anti-fascist youth organization, which is why the tweet “in no way reflects your position.

"I'm really sorry to have ever posted such a tweet." The tweet has since been deleted.

Green youth chairman Heinrich wants to be measured by her current positions

Heinrich was elected together with Timon Dzienus on Saturday (October 9th, 2021) as the new federal spokesman for the Green Youth *.

Even before her statement on the “Heil” tweet, Heinrich had complained on Twitter that the right had been trying to raise shitstorms against her since her election.

"I guess they are jittery about a black, left-wing woman."

Now she demanded not to be judged by things that were years ago.

“Measure me and like to criticize my positions and my political work.

I'm not going to explain everything that I thought and said when I was 14, I don't ask anyone to do that either. "

Sarah-Lee Heinrich from the Green Youth focuses on social issues

In her application speech in Erfurt, Sarah-Lee Heinrich focused on social issues.

“Many people are afraid that climate protection means that they will be worse off.

I can understand that, because they too know how holey our welfare state is and that as soon as they become unemployed they are no longer worth anything in this society. ”She criticized the lack of apprenticeships, poorly paid part-time jobs for students and discrimination against people with a history of migration.

Green parliamentary leader Katrin Göring-Eckardt wrote to Heinrich's address: “We all make mistakes.

You stand by it and apologize.

Thanks for that.

But also thank you for clearly saying what is, exclusion through poverty, through ignorance, through racism or indifference. "

And then to quote Sarah-Lee Heinrich again: “Yes, I would also prefer if I hadn't written so much stuff on the Internet when I was 14.

I deleted it years ago, but unfortunately it is not that easy to get it completely off the Internet. ”(Ktho / dpa)

* fr.de is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA

Source: merkur

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