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Social media users mock the ambassador's doctored lobster image
Israel's ambassador to Brazil mocked on social media for lobster cover-up
Social networks explode with jokes and memes after Yossi Sheli's clumsy attempt to doctor an image of a non-kosher meal, prompting the ambassador to claim he ate salmon that's 'similar in color'
Thousands of social media users embarked on a campaign to mock the Israeli ambassador to Brazil who tried to clumsily edit out a non-kosher meal from a picture posted on Twitter, as the fallout from the so called Lobster-gate continued Tuesday.

 

 

Yossi Sheli, who was dining with Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro ahead of the Copa America Final on Sunday, appears to have wanted to omit the fact that he was eating the marine crustaceans - considered non-kosher since the Torah prohibits eating all shellfish - and doctored the images by blotting out the meals.

 

 

As the Twitter post went viral, social media exploded with memes and humorous reactions to the incident, prompting the ambassador to issue two contradicting responses to what had transpired.

 

Social media users mock the ambassador's doctored lobster image
Social media users mock the ambassador's doctored lobster image
 

Sheli initially issued an official press release, saying,”it was the president’s palace and all kinds of dishes were being served … I didn’t eat what was on my plate which it why I burned it in order for it not to be interpreted any other way.”

 

Here, I fixed for you, writes one Twitter user
Here, I fixed for you, writes one Twitter user

 

In another interview later in the day Sheli said he ate another marine animal - salmon that’s “similar in color” during the dinner.

 

Social media users mock the ambassador's doctored lobster image
Social media users mock the ambassador's doctored lobster image

 

However, he later contradicted himself by stating that he couldn’t refuse what was being served to him in order not to hurt the feelings of the president and undermine the relationship between the two countries.

 

The interviewer then pressed the ambassador further asking: “So did you eat the shellfish?” to which Sheli replied: “Unequivocally, no.”

 


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