Is it okay?

It is great to be enthusiastic about your country and wanting to represent them the best way possible, but you have to do it gracefully without insulting your country

 Every year someone has to make a little joke either with their appearance or their speech, and sure who doesn’t like a little fun, but when you risk insulting people of certain beliefs you might just have to think twice before doing so. This year we all noticed the ambassador of Iraq speaking on stage with a scarf wrapped around his head. This seems very innocent and may even have been intended to connect him to his country, but because of the poor execution it mostly seemed to display a lack of respect towards the Presidency.

 

The delegates seem to mainly find his gesture amusing and aren’t taking it very seriously. We have talked with some delegates from different countries and most of them can see how some would find it offensive, one even said he thought it was inappropriate but nothing too much. On the other hand some found it to be very authentic, as EGMUN is about pretending to be someone you’re not, for most this simply means to be a politician, not a native of the country you are representing. 

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