Johanna Mikl Leitner: This sentence brings to mind a quote that is frequently ascribed to Marie Antoinette, and it does so in a very forceful way. It is reported that once, when the people of France requested the French queen for bread, the queen responded by saying that if the people did not have bread, then they should eat cake. There is a lot of back and forth on whether or not this truly took place. There were no video recordings and definitely no social media platforms like Twitter back then. In contrast to the present day. Because at this very moment, the hashtag #ball gowns are the most popular topic to discuss on Twitter.
A recent statement made by the governor of the OVP in Lower Austria, Johanna Mikl Leitner, is the source of this phrase. Much like the comment about the cake, it demonstrates a lack of knowledge, or at least that is what the “judgment” of the Twitter community is.
She made this statement when speaking at a climate change conference, encouraging everyone in attendance to begin with themselves: “It starts with the clothing, that you don’t have to have 10 ball gowns, but three ball gowns.” The now-laughable remark is not only annoying because of how ridiculous it is, though. After then, this topic was tackled in the episode “Welcome to Austria.” Johanna Mikl Leitner has tweeted