The leader of Austria's far-right Freedom Party (FPOe), Heinz-Christian Strache, came under fire after posting an anti-Semitic cartoon on his facebook account on August 19, 2012.
The caricature was of a corpulent banker with a hooked nose, wearing Star of David cufflinks, accompanied by a comment decrying "EU banking speculators" for taking tax money from Austrians. Another figure labeled "The Government" is pouring a drink for the banker, while a third, poorly clothed and thin figure labeled "The People", sits opposite the banker with a bone on his plate and looks on in dismay.
Strache did not defend his right to use the cartoon but reacted by posting a second version almost immediately after the first was criticized. The Star of David emblems were removed from the banker's cufflinks and the shape of his nose was changed.