David Perdue’s Campaign Team Doctored Image to Make His Jewish Opponent’s Nose Look Bigger
Georgia has long been a easy win for Republicans. The last time a Democrat won there was Bill Clinton back in 1992. But things are tightening up in the state and the race between Donald Trump and Joe Biden looks to be a toss-up.
The senate races in Georgia are also very tight, particularly the one between Jon Ossoff and incumbent David Perdue. Perdue is now facing the heat for a recent ad his campaign team released on Facebook. The ad was altered to make Ossoff’s nose appear bigger.
The Senator’s office immediately claimed that the ad wasn’t meant to be anti-Semitic. “Obviously, this was accidental, but to ensure there is absolutely no confusion, we have immediately removed the image from Facebook,” said a spokesperson.
Perdue’s representative continued, “Anybody who implies that this was anything other than an inadvertent error is intentionally misrepresenting Senator Perdue’s strong and consistent record of standing firmly against anti-Semitism and all forms of hate.”
Ossoff, who is Jewish, wasn’t buying Perdue’s denial. He took to Twitter, writing, “Sitting U.S. Senator David Perdue’s digital attack ad distorted my face to enlarge and extend my nose. I’m Jewish. This is the oldest, most obvious, least original anti-Semitic trope in history. Senator, literally no one believes your excuses.”
Sitting U.S. Senator David Perdue's digital attack ad distorted my face to enlarge and extend my nose.
This is the oldest, most obvious, least original anti-Semitic trope in history.
Senator, literally no one believes your excuses.https://t.co/PiA7P4O4M2
— Jon Ossoff (@ossoff) July 28, 2020