A Lot Of People Thought These Empty Bus Seats Were Women In Burqas And They Freaked Out

"Many of the comments can be classified as racist."

Members of a prominent anti-immigrant Facebook group in Norway were outraged after mistaking these empty bus seats for women in burqas.

Although Fedrelandet viktigst is a closed group, the post went viral after someone took screenshots of the discussion.

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Sindre Beyer, a former Norwegian politician who currently works for a marketing firm, shared screenshots of the bus photo and the many outraged reactions to it on his own Facebook page.

This is what happens when you post a photo of empty seats and "almost everyone thinks they see a bunch of burqas," Beyer said.

Beyer's post has now been shared more than 1,600 times and received many comments mocking the terrified members of the Fedrelandet viktigst group.

Someone even used the same bus photo to troll a different anti-immigrant group in Sweden, with similar results.

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Beyer told BuzzFeed News he learned about the Norwegian group a few months ago and joined out of curiosity, and he has been disturbed by what he's seen. "This is a closed group, and I believe there is a reason for that," he said.

H/T The Local