Comment 130411

By KevinLove (registered) | Posted October 19, 2019 at 10:40:18

Of course, the Conservatives tried to gaslight people who criticized this by suggesting that the man was just a worker wearing a safety vest, but no one can take this seriously.

Kevin's comment: Huh? There is precisely zero in the image suggesting that the man is a member of the "Gilets Jaunes" movement. Are you seriously trying to say that it is no longer acceptable to show an image of a worker wearing a safety vest? Do you know how many jobs require such a garment?

I am no fan of Mr. Scheer and do not intend to vote for one of his party's candidates. But in my opinion, this criticism of his advert is going too far. And it invites someone to throw back the words, "Elitist demonization of the working class."

Not everyone who wears a safety vest is a member of the Gilets Jaunes movement. Sometimes the person is just a construction worker, garbage collector or school crossing guard. To misquote Sigmund Freud, sometimes a vest is just a vest.

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