Jewish Opponent Ossoff says Perdue Ad Made His Nose Bigger

Republican Senator removes the ad

Maria Boynton
July 28, 2020 - 9:25 pm
Republican Senator David Perdue is accused of running an "anti-semitic" ad about opponent Jon Ossoff

(Photo Credit: Getty Images and the Jon Ossoff Campaign)

Candidate for U.S. Senate Jon Ossoff is criticizing Senator David Perdue for a campaign ad that is being called anti-semitic. Ossoff is Jewish.

In a statement to WAOK News Tuesday, Perdue Campaign for Senate Communications Director John Burke said “I want to make it abundantly clear that Senator Perdue did not see this ad before it was put out. 

Senator Perdue has since taken the ad down from the social media site Facebook where it had been running since July 22.

According to the Jewish news website, Forward, the ad had grainy pictures of Ossoff with Senator Charles Schumer of New York, who is also Jewish. The ad read “Democrats are trying to buy Georgia! Help David Perdue fight back!”

Graphic design professionals told the news website that Ossoff’s photo appeared to have been “altered”.

Georgia State Senator Nikema Williams, also Chair of the Democratic Party of Georgia called the ad an “attack” and said that it has “no place in our politics.”

Perdue spokesman Burke also provided a statement to WAOK News which he said was from what a campaign spokesperson had sent to the Forward:

In the graphic design process handled by an outside vendor, the photo was resized and a filter was applied, which appears to have caused an unintentional error that distorted the image.  Obviously, this was accidental, but to ensure there is absolutely no confusion, we have immediately removed the image from Facebook. Anybody who implies that this was anything other than an inadvertent error is intentionally misrepresenting Senator Perdue’s strong and consistent record of standing firmly against antisemitism and all forms of hate.”