French politician Eric Woerth hits back at fake mountain photo jokes

A French politician accused of tweeting a misleading photo has fought back against comments mocking him.

In the photo, Eric Woerth, a senior conservative MP, appears to be tackling a near-vertical summit in the Alps.

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Eric Woerth climbingThe photo went viral, with many users claiming the angle had been tipped to exaggerate the slope’s steepness.

Mr Woerth – who in 2010 resigned as a minister in then-President Nicolas Sarkozy’s cabinet, amid a political scandal – insists the photo is real.

In his latest tweet, he jokes about “the avalanche (a dangerous phenomenon in a mountain setting) of comments” and says the image has not been doctored in any way.


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