Zelensky’s spokesman puzzled by media reaction to photos from Washington

Press Secretary of the President of Ukraine Sergei Nikiforov said that he did not expect such a wave of hate in the photo from Washington, where he shows his tongue and “holds” a monument to George Washington.

Zelensky's spokesman puzzled by media reaction to photos from Washington

Earlier Nikiforov was criticized for a photo on Instagram from Washington, where he shows his tongue and “holds” a monument to George Washington.

“I didn’t expect at all. I still look at it and don’t understand why one can hate there. But now I better understand people’s expectations from the president’s press secretary: a stone face, you cannot smile, you cannot stick your tongue out, you cannot dance, nothing Well, okay, okay”, – quoted Nikiforov by the Internet edition Strana.ua in the Telegram channel.

According to him, this picture was self-irony. The press secretary recalled that he posted two photos on the social network and they are interconnected: one is serious, the other is ironic.

“I think most people did not see the second photo. Two photos are two opposites. These are two sides of the spectrum. And in fact, I am not like that and not like that – I am somewhere in the middle. But here you have two extremes – choose whichever you like best”, – Nikiforov said.

He said that after this situation he came to the conclusion that such self-irony should not be allowed. “The main conclusion that I made for myself after this situation is how easily irony is killed. We take a message and simply pull out one part of it – and that’s it, the meaning is lost, and the rest looks inappropriate and ridiculous. Probably no irony and self-irony should be allowed,” because it is destroyed in one move, “said the spokesman.

Nikiforov added that the president did not criticize him for the photo. The spokesman also said that he planned to go to the march of the LGBT community in Kiev on September 19, but after the scandal he doubted whether it was worth going there.

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