Böhmermann: Merkel threw me to a ‘despot’

German satirical comedian Jan Böhmermann broke his media silence to slam German Chancellor Angela Merkel for apparently caving to Turkish pressure over a poem he’d read on public television mocking Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

“The chancellor must not budge when it’s a matter of freedom of opinion,” Böhmermann told the Die Zeit newspaper in an interview printed in full on Wednesday. “But instead, she filleted me, served me for tea to a highly strung despot and made me into a German Ai Weiwei,” he said, referring to the Chinese dissident artist.

  • Martin B

    Merkel threw all of Germany to Mohammedan despots, not just one comedian.

  • DavidinNorthBurnaby

    “”The chancellor must not budge …””
    That fat arse of hers must be one hell of a job to budge indeed.

  • Spatchcocked

    Germans don’t mind a bit of Fascism if it prevents a bit of Anarchy…….

  • jim marriot

    Jan: Merkel does this to all Germans on a daily basis – she throws them to the muslim hordes like so much garbage.