Raunchy, IKEA-Hating Mom Running Sweden's Twitter

'Swede of the week' makes controversial comments about Jews
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 14, 2012 4:44 AM CDT
"Sometimes I just look at my children and think about the time when they had my vagina round their neck," Abrahamsson tweeted.   (Twitter)

(Newser) – Sweden's seven-month democratic experiment in handing the country's official Twitter account to a different citizen every week has thrown up an interesting twist this week, CNN reports. Sonya Abrahamsson, a 27-year-old mother of two from western Sweden, has become the most controversial tweeting Swede yet with her dirty jokes; her complaints about soccer, Justin Bieber, and IKEA; her recounting of incidents like the time her son found porn and marijuana in the basement—and her musings on Jews.

"Whats the fuzz with jews?" asked Abrahamsson, who describes herself as "low-educated," wondering if Hitler targeted them because of a "blood-thing." She later apologized to anybody who found the tweets offensive. "That was not my purpose," she tweeted. The director of Sweden's Twitter project says that while Abrahamsson is "controversial and provocative," she hasn't been asked to tone it down. "It's our choice not to censor anyone because we want to keep it real," she says.

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