The PP elects as director of the Federico García Lorca Board of Trustees of Granada a professor who referred to historic reminiscence as a “hysterical memez” | Culture | EUROtoday

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Antonio Manuel Membrilla, in an image of the Armilla Town Hall.
Antonio Manuel Membrilla, in a picture of the Armilla Town Hall.

The Popular Party of Granada, which governs the Provincial Council, has appointed Antonio Membrilla as the brand new director of the Federico García Lorca Cultural Board, a corporation that manages the operation of the poet's birthplace in Fuente Vaqueros and the Lorca Studies Center, depending on the Provincial Council of Granada. Membrilla assumes the place as of this Friday, March 1, when his appointment is formally revealed. The controversy, nonetheless, arose when it turned identified that Membrilla, a Secondary School Spanish Language trainer and member of the Andalusian School Council, referred to historic reminiscence in 2020 on the X community, previously Twitter, as “hysterical memez”.

Antonio Membrilla, who was a candidate for mayor within the final municipal elections for the PP in Armilla (25,008 inhabitants) and was the spokesperson for his get together within the City Council, has reacted to the commotion triggered within the metropolis with a thread on the identical social community by which he clarifies that that remark referred solely to a different tweet to which he responded. In that first tweet, a journalist mentioned, in abstract, that at the moment, November 2020, those that “placed bombs and shot people in the back of the head four days ago” had extra rights than those that had been descendants of those that had fought on the Francoist aspect. . Membrilla responded to that message, recalling that this “quickly explains historical memory (or hysterical memez).” This controversial tweet has been deleted.

It was an X person who recovered that Membrilla publication final Wednesday, which she accompanied with screenshots of different messages from the brand new director of the board. Membrilla now retracts her declare, additionally stating that her “play on words” referred to the “selective criticism of some people who only make some victims visible, compared to others who are forgotten.” The new director of the García Lorca board concludes his protection by arguing that he “is the grandson of two grandfathers who lived through the War from different sides. Both victims that I have never seen hate.”

The apologies haven’t appeared enough to the PSOE of Granada. The Secretary of Organization of the PSOE of Granada, Ana Muñoz, has demanded from the president of the deputation, Francisco Rodríguez (PP), the dismissal of the newly elected director “due to his limited experience in cultural management and for having publicly mocked the Memory Law Historical and, therefore, what the Granada poet symbolizes.” Muñoz explained that “his benefit is having the PP card and representing this formation in Armilla as municipal spokesperson.”

The socialist considers that the institution should be directed by “a good manager and not a political commissioner whom the president of the PP and the Provincial Council wants to reward or promote.” The CGT union has also asked for the resignation of someone it considers “a declared enemy of Lorca.”

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