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Jakarta Post

Jokowi's tweet about judging others met with criticism

  • Rizki Fachriansyah

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, January 22 2020   /  12:30 am

Courtesy of TwitterA comic strip posted on President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s Twitter account that conveys the message of looking past appearances and instead judging people by their actions has been met with a less-than-favorable reception on social media, with many users pointing out the comic’s inherent irony in regard to the various instances of discrimination still plaguing the government's bureaucracy.In a video that was viewed more than 2.1 million times and retweeted by over 33,900 Twitter users as of 1 p.m. on Tuesday, a man who appears to be a cartoon version of Jokowi takes his grandson out on a trip aboard a commuter train.As they look for available seats on the train, the grandson is scared when he sees a man with dyed hair, dressed in stereotypical “gang” attire, sitting across from him.“Grandpa, there’s a scary-looking man,” the grandson said.“It’s okay...