One restaurant in Germany denied the federal health minister entry to the premises. Karl Lauterbach (SPD) himself told about the incident in an interview. The anecdote was liked by many Twitter users. The hashtag #LoKarlVerbot quickly gained popularity on the portal.
“They didn’t want me to be their guest”
In a brief excerpt from the interview, which is circulating on Twitter, Lauterbach was asked by a journalist whether, as Germany’s most prominent vaccination advocate, he is still asked in restaurants to show his coronavirus vaccination certificate. To this Lauterbach replied: “Yes, it happens from time to time.” He then added that he had recently been denied entry to a restaurant. However, as he explained, the reason was not that he did not have his vaccination certificate with him. They simply did not wish the minister to be their guest.
A group of Lauterbach’s critics reacted enthusiastically and felt that the federal health minister should be denied access to the premises more often. Lauterbach does not mention in the published excerpt of the interview when and where he was asked out. So there have been comments on Twitter from users who would love to know the address of the restaurant owner so they can visit and thank him.
Funny? Not for everyone…
However, according to some Twitter users, the incident is not funny at all. One commenter wrote that the fact that someone is making fun of Lauterbach not being allowed on the premises only proves that he himself hasn’t really accomplished much in life.
The federal health minister regularly stirs up controversy on social media with his statements on vaccination restrictions and mandatory vaccinations. Recently, his call for people to continue to wear masks, now on a voluntary basis, reverberated loudly.