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Sender withdraws satirical video TIME ONLINE



The West German radio (WDR) deleted a Facebook video after criticism in social media. This is a version of the song My grandma rides a motorcycle in the chicken coop, In the satirical contribution, the WDR children's choir sings about environmental sins of "my grandma". Westdeutscher Rundfunk announced on Facebook that the satire had triggered "very different reactions" and finally deleted the video from the WDR-2 Facebook page.

In the video, girls sang in the studio, among other things: "My grandma rides a motorcycle in the chicken coop. That's a thousand liters of super every month. My grandma is an old environmental pig." Another stanza said: "My grandma drives an SUV to the doctor and runs over two grandpas with a walker." It's also about cheap discount meat and cruises.

At the end of the video you can see the choir girls move their lips with a serious look and hear the voice of environmental activist Greta Thunberg: "We will not let you get away with this".

The controversial reactions of users are "in the best case sense of a satire," says the statement. The "sometimes hysterical climate discussion" was said to be exacerbated. The broadcaster rejected the accusation that the children involved had been exploited. "This is absolutely not the case, but we decided to delete the video because the assumption that WDR 2 had instrumentalized the choir's children is unbearable for the editorial staff."

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