Yesterday I shared a photo on Facebook of the former president of Brazil, Lula da Silva. It showed him reading a book upside down. The title of the photo used the same idea that is used by Master Card adverts worldwide. " Reading glasses,$2000, Ricardo Almeida suit, $8000, reading a book upside down:PRICELESS."
I thought is was hilarious and shared it on my Facebook. Well boy did I ever open a can of worms. One of my friends from Brazil( who has since de-friended me) took total offense to the posting and in her rant, called me prejudiced, bitter and above all ignorant. How dare I make fun of the former President of Brazil !!!
Is it now offensive to take the mickey out of politicians? Steve Colbert, Bill Maher, Jon Stewart, 22 Minutes are all political satire shows on the TV here in North America and they all hone in on politicians.