A Européens Sans Frontières (Europeans Without Borders) video sponsored by the European Commission depicts the EU as a fairy godmother bringing migrants to Western Europe after ‘racist’ Eastern Europeans refuse to welcome them.
The animated short opens on a migrant man, his hijab-clad wife, and their two young sons approaching the gateway of a forbidding wall, with the words FRONTEX emblazoned above it.
An EU Border Agency (Frontex) official is shown shooing away a young man seeking work and a people-smuggler. However, he waves through the migrant family without further scrutiny after the father claims to be fleeing war – accompanied by a fluttering fairy godmother representing the EU.
The fairy, wearing red-framed, hipster-style glasses and a white t-shirt with the EU flag branded across the chest, asks the migrants to follow her into a tent, where she asks a man of Arabic appearance to give them “passage to Europe” on a magic carpet.
Following a celestial compass in the night sky, the group first land in Eastern Europe – where they are greeted by a crowd of racist white men shouting that they do not want asylum seekers.
“But it’s their right!” the EU fairy retorts angrily, but to no avail.
The migrants are instead brought to an unnamed country in Western Europe, where they receive a warm welcome and express gratitude to their hosts.