- Sep 2007
- Maybe my user title will provide a clue.
I CANNOT think of any other country where this could realistically happen.
Here's the photo:
Czech Defence Minister Karla Šlechtová provoked numerous critical comments when she posted on Instagram a photo of her black poodle standing on the commemorative plate placed in front of the statue of Hussite military leader Jan Žižka (1360-1424) at the National Monument of the top of Prague’s Vítkov Hill. “Proud of my country. Love my dog. The wreath that I put at the Vítkov Memorial remains in place,” Ms Šlechtová wrote as a caption to the photo taken after the Victory Day on May 8 and accompanied by a smile emoticon. Many responders found the picture disrespectful. “Does it really seem appropriate to you to lay a wreath at the monument to fallen soldiers and then take a picture of your poodle there?” said one of the comments. Others pointed out that dogs are not allowed in the area at all. Minister Šlechtová eventually took the photo down and said: “The photo was not meant to cause any offence. I apologise if it hurt anyone.”
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