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The Foreigner Norway Coastal Party politician blackballs foreigners. Bengt Stabrun Johansen has asked politicians in Norway’s Coastal Party to think before posting things on Facebook. The call comes after Party member Tove Ovesen posted comments on her Facebook profile after Norway’s Eurovision result. “If Norway is to represent Norway, perhaps it is time that we do away with Russians, Africans, Swedes, and Iranians performing for us,” she wrote, amongst other things.

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Norway Coastal Party politician blackballs foreigners

Published on Tuesday, 29th May, 2012 at 13:32 under the news category, by Lyndsey Smith   .
Last Updated on 29th May 2012 at 13:46.

Bengt Stabrun Johansen has asked politicians in Norway’s Coastal Party to think before posting things on Facebook.



The call comes after Party member Tove Ovesen posted comments on her Facebook profile after Norway’s Eurovision result.

“If Norway is to represent Norway, perhaps it is time that we do away with Russians, Africans, Swedes, and Iranians performing for us,” she wrote, amongst other things.

Whilst she received many reactions to this, Mr Johansen told Nordlys that the comments did not reflect the attitudes of the Party.

“She must acknowledge the fact that you have to avoid private utterances on Facebook as one who is elected as an ombudsman for our voters.”

He added that his Party colleague is not racist, a view which she shares, but the comments she made could be taken that way.

Kari Helene Partapuoli, leader of the Norwegian Centre against Racism, told NRK, “It’s only a small number of people who have this type of attitude and her perception of the term ‘foreigners’ is completely wrong.

“Tooji is Norwegian. This type of nonsense normally belongs to bloggers and Right-Wing extremists.”

“I was a little surprised by all the comments I received, but they also show that many feel the same as me. There is nothing wrong in saying what I say. There are probably many more who agree [with this] but they do not dare to say it,” declared Tove Ovesen.




Published on Tuesday, 29th May, 2012 at 13:32 under the news category, by Lyndsey Smith   .
Last updated on 29th May 2012 at 13:46.

This post has the following tags: tooji, norwayeurovisionsongcontest, eurovisionsongcontestfinalbaku.





  
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