Sweden’s tweeter of the week stirs controversy with comments on Jews

A self-described ‘low educated’ single mother of two triggers scandal by making crude jokes about Jewish circumcision

Stockholm. (Miriam Alster/Flash90)
Stockholm. (Miriam Alster/Flash90)

STOCKHOLM (AP) — A woman given the chance to briefly take over Sweden’s official Twitter account has stirred controversy after posting comments about Jews.

Sonja Abrahamsson, who describes herself as a “low educated” single mother of two from Goteborg, provocatively asked what makes a Jew, used crude language and joked about Jewish circumcision.

The reactions were immediate. One tweeter wrote that “in one day @sweden went from global Twitter superstar to PR embarrassment.”

Abrahamsson apologized if she had offended anyone.

The Swedish tweeting project allows different citizens from various walks of life to curate the account each week. As of Tuesday, the @sweden account had 34,500 followers and almost 20,000 tweets.

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