Social networks were protagonists during the controversial debate organized by the magazine Week and the diary Time This Tuesday, January 25. In fact, several Internet users brought out their creativity and created multiple memes and posts ironizing several of the encounters that took place in that space attended by the presidential candidates. Federico Gutiérrez, Gustavo Petro, Ingrid Betancourt, Francia Márquez, Alejandro Gaviria, Rodolfo Hernández, Sergio Fajardo, Camilo Romero, Óscar Iván Zuluaga and Juan Manuel Galán.
Perhaps the confrontation that drew the most attention during the debate was the one between two of the members of the Centro Esperanza Coalition, the former Minister of Health, Alexander Gaviria and his partner, the director of the Green Oxygen party, Ingrid Betancourt.
It all started because Betancourt brought up, live and directly, the political alliances he recently made, where important political figures from the Cambio Radical party stand out. “Alejandro, you and I made an agreement that we signed in the conclave in which we were not going to bring any machinery to the coalition. You have accepted the support of people who worry me very much.”said the candidate.
This accusation made the ex-rector of the Universidad de Los Andes also out of his mind, who in an angry tone and with an expression of considerable annoyance, went straight to her and shouted accused her of being “hypocritical”.
“Ingrid hers is hypocrisy and opportunism. He should, as Gabriel García Márquez said, look at himself in the mirror of his own faults. Why don’t you examine the list of the Green Alliance, there is no machinery there, in your party?” Gaviria said.
This situation became viral during and after the debate on the different social networks. However, on Twitter, it was where the most publications were seen in which the followers and detractors of both politicians referred to the subject through publications loaded with jokes, sarcasm and taunts.
In the photos and messages on the platform of the blue bird, comparisons were made of the crossing between Betancourt and Gaviria, with the face-to-face events of the ‘Protagonistas de Novela’ acting program, in which the participants had to stand facing each other and launch all kind of insults against each other.
Other Internet users, for example, used animated series such as The Simpsons, novels such as ‘Betty, la fea’, among other productions, to show how Ingrid Betancourt, who was kidnapped for several years by the FARC, was the incentive for several of the harsh encounters in that discussion.
And it is that Ingrid, who is repeating her presidential candidacy, not only launched herself against her coalition partner, but also against Gustavo Petro, whom she had supported in 2018 in the elections in which today’s president Iván Duque won.
This time, he even dared to say that the leader of the Historical Pact “sold his soul to the devil”, where he confronted him with his controversial political alliances, which have not only cost him clashes with his own co-partisans, but also harsh media shows.
I have also loved you very much Gustavo, but if I am not with you it is because I think you sold your soul to the devil”. (…) “How can it be possible that you have accepted in your campaign all those that we have denounced – criticized Ingrid Betancourt -. The most corrupt politicians, the figureheads of nearby governments and you know who I mean. (…) You speak of Soviet power, that is nationalizing the land. We are proposing the opposite: to democratize the land”, were some of Betancourt’s statements against Petro.
sayings accusations They also caused various memes that flooded social networks, where, again, they left Ingrid in a bad light for some, but as the supposed great heroine for others.