Controversial Dutch politician Geert Wilders follows ONE account on Twitter (and itโ€™s hilarious)

This may be the only non-controversial thing he's ever done ๐Ÿ‘€

Save one infamous American exception, most politicians take a very business-like approach to their social media accounts. Populist right-wing leader Geert Wilders is no exception. Or… is he? ๐Ÿค”

In a now-viral TikTok video, user Dewi Plantinga pointed out that Wilders โ€” known for his harsh stance on immigration and well-documented hatred for Islam โ€” only follows one account on Twitter (now known as X).

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The account in question? Wilderspoezen: an account the politician set up for his cats.

It’s pawsitively bizarre

Featuring cutesy mock-ups of his cats Noortje, Snoetje, and Pluisje, the account is wildly at odds with his politics. (Or should we say “Wildersly at odds”? ๐Ÿ˜‰)

Hilarious cat mock-ups or no hilarious cat mock-ups, Wilders’ divisive politics certainly do not endear him to a percentage of the Dutch population.

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Liana Pereira ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐ
Liana Pereira ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฐ
Liana juggles her role as an Editor with wrapping up a degree in cognitive linguistics and assisting with DutchReview's affiliate portfolio. Since arriving in the Netherlands for her studies in 2018, she's thrilled to have the 'write' opportunity to help other internationals feel more at home here โ€” whether that's by penning an article on the best SIMs to buy in NL, the latest banking features, or important things to know about Dutch health insurance.


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