The German politician was named as the next digital chief on September 10, and immediately found himself under fire for stating that celebrities who had their naked photos stolen and posted on the internet were “stupid”.
“The fact that recently there have been an increasing number of public lamentations about nude photos of celebrities who took selfies – I just can’t believe it,” he said.
“If someone is dumb enough as a celebrity to take a nude photo of themselves and put it online, they surely can’t expect us to protect them.
“I mean, stupidity is something you cannot – or only partly – save people from.”
Agreed the job shouldn’t exist, the institution shouldn’t exist, but if both are to then why not have someone sensible doing it?