Friday 21 October 2016

Actress sparks outrage by comparing her cleavage to refugee crisis

Sasha Brady

Published 01/10/2016 | 11:57

Sopgie Thomalla made the insensitive remarks on Instagram and Twitter
Sopgie Thomalla made the insensitive remarks on Instagram and Twitter

A German actress has sparked outrage online through tasteless comments she made in which she compared her cleavage to the refugee crisis.

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Many Twitter uses asked Sophia Thomalla if she'd "lost her mind" after she said "small breasts are like refugees; they're simply there but you wish they weren't".

The comments, posted on Friday, were accompanied by a photo of Thomalla grabbing her breasts.

The Berlin-native later boasted that her controversial tweet gained her an additional 2000 followers in just one our.

The 26-year-old also made remarks on the US presidential election. She said that Donald Trump is the "real guy" and compared Hilary Clinton to a "grandma", saying no one wants to vote for a "little grandma that you have to take care of".

However, she soon back-tracked and claimed that her comments were part of a social media experiment and a deliberate attempt at provocation.

Sophie Thomalla / Instagram
Sophie Thomalla / Instagram

It was later revealed that a German TV presenter called Micky Beisenherz (39) took over the actress' social media account for a day and posted the insensitive tweets as an experiment to see how people would react to right-wing, inhumane comments.

Sophia told German newspaper Bild that Beisenherz used his comments as a "mirror" to show how "unbelievable" social media can be.

But the excuses weren't well-received by her followers, with many people holding the opinion that jokes shouldn't be made about the suffering of others, whether it's part of an experiment or not.

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