December 1, 2023 10:47 am

On Sunday, Sandra Benčić laid a wreath in the Danube in Vukovar for all the civilian victims of the war, with the intention of acknowledging and regretting their suffering. However, this action was criticized by Most who accused Benčić of nurturing a typical Yugoslav complex and being a bigger Pupovac than Pupovac himself.

According to them, Benčić’s move is an example of external humanism that is dehumanizing because it gives a sense of superiority to the one making the gesture. They believe that recognizing the suffering and sacrifice of Croatia for the victory in the defensive war should come before recognizing the suffering of other groups. They also criticized the timing of Benčić’s action, saying it was inappropriate to throw a wreath on that day without specifically acknowledging the civilian victims that were not recognized by official Column of Remembrance.

Overall, they labeled Benčić’s move as a quasi-leftist move that offends all citizens of Croatia and serves as an expressed form of callousness. They concluded by stating that this matter is not banal and that Pupovac is bigger than Pupovac himself for making such a gesture.

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