Documentary about dark-skinned ‘first Swedes’ sparks horror on Twitter

Documentary about dark-skinned ‘first Swedes’ sparks horror on Twitter
An ad for an upcoming documentary about ‘The First Swedes,’ who were dark-skinned and blue eyed, has prompted fear and denial on Twitter.

The series will start to air on Swedish television this Wednesday, and when channel SVT began promoting it last week, some people reacted on social media with disbelief and anger.

The documentary will look at DNA technology which has revealed more about how Sweden was populated after the Ice Age and detailing how the first pioneers in the country were dark-skinned with blue eyes and came from the south.

Sonny@Shepelev81

Möt de första svenskarna – SVT Nyheter

😂😂😂 https://www.svt.se/special/mot-de-forsta-svenskarna/ 

Möt de första svenskarna

Modern dna-teknik har gett forskarna en ny bild av hur Sverige koloniserades efter den senaste istiden.

svt.se

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Another population of people who had paler skin and a variety of eye and hair colors arrived around the same time from the east. The two peoples are thought to have mixed fairly quickly, and Nordic people eventually became lighter skinned, allowing them to increase their vitamin D production to survive in the dark winters.

Some Twitter users took the information advertised in the documentary as some sort of conspiracy aimed at making people more open to immigration. “Indoctrination continues,” one said.

Michael Anyanwu@mikelvis

In as much as you made sense, you are simply angry. You can address the stupidity without being offensive except if you are a racists.

That picture does not represent history and you do not represent today. So both the pictures and your ranting are stupid and ignorant.

Darryn Cockaday@Darryn1972

Not as ignorant as those whom Stick their heads in the sand whilst allowing history, culture and heritage to be falsely rewritten to fit some global agenda. Our children’s children will be educated on lies!

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Others were quick to challenge the skepticism.

PeterSweden

@PeterSweden7

So our tax payer funded Swedish state owned TV channel has procued a new special history lesson for us.

“Meet the first Swede’s”

They say that according to DNA tests, the first Swede’s had black skin and blue eyes.

So the Vikings were African now?https://www.svt.se/special/mot-de-forsta-svenskarna/ 

Möt de första svenskarna

Modern dna-teknik har gett forskarna en ny bild av hur Sverige koloniserades efter den senaste istiden.

svt.se

𝐼𝒶𝓃 𝒮𝓉𝒾𝓁𝓁 𝐸𝒰 🇪🇺 🇷🇸 🇭🇷 🇫🇷 🇩🇪@Ian__eu

You’re supposed to be Swedish, and a journalist? You’ve got to be kidding! You think the first Swedes were Vikings?! Really?!

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One person joked it was simply impossible, as his ancestors were “frozen in the ice sheet” before it melted.

L-J Hallgren@LJHallgren

Inte en chans! Mina förfäder låg frysta i inlandsisen när den smälte.

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