The entertainers Joko Winterscheidt (43) and Klaas Heufer-Umlauf (38) remembered the deceased Austrian doctor Lisa-Maria Kellermayr. The two dedicated their ProSieben show "Who is stealing the show from me?" her "long-term companion", as it was said at the beginning of the show on Tuesday evening.
Kellermayr had been involved in the fight against Corona and had become an object of hate for opponents of vaccination on the Internet. Because of this - the farewell letters published by the media suggest - she was broken. The suicide of the 36-year-old a few days ago has reignited the debate about hate online.
The doctor was often a guest on the Joko and Klaas programs, according to the post by the two entertainers, which was also published on Instagram. During the corona pandemic, she was committed “to the need for vaccination” and was therefore targeted by radical corona deniers and so-called lateral thinkers.
Joko and Klaas had also shown the flag again and again
Kellermayr "regularly received explicit and detailed death threats" and the operation of her practice was repeatedly disrupted. Her call for help was "met with a lack of understanding and inaction by the responsible authorities," the article said. The police in Austria had defended themselves against allegations that they had reacted too laxly.
Joko and Klaas had also shown the flag again and again in the Corona crisis. For example, they gave Olaf Scholz (SPD) a stage shortly before he took office as Federal Chancellor after she had appeared in her show “Joko
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