Journalist Andrea Giambrunosentimental partner of the Italian prime minister Giorgia Melonispoke about the cases of violations that have recently taken place in the country and their statements aroused controversy.
“If you’re going to dance, you have every right to get drunk -there shouldn’t be any kind of misunderstanding- but, if you avoid getting drunk and losing consciousness, maybe you also avoid incurring certain problems” because “otherwise the wolf runs the risk of finding you,” he said during a broadcast of the Diario del Día program, on the channel challenge 4operated by Mediaset.
Immediately, a large part of the political spectrum spoke out against the statements and even asked the Prime Minister to distance herself from her partner’s statements.
From the Democratic Party (PD), the largest opposition party, branded his words “disgusting and offensive” while the centrist Raffaella Paita -de living italy– rated them as “very serious” since its “superficiality contributes to make the victim guilty”. the populist 5 Star Movement (M5S) considered them “unacceptable and shameful”.
It is a “plastic representation of a macho and retrograde culture that constitutes the breeding ground for violent behavior, for the abuses that so many women suffer every day,” the M5S added in a statement.
“They can’t help but blame women. Violence is always your fault. Now Giambruno also explains it to us,” said the vice president of the commission of investigation on femicide, Cecilia D’Elia.
“blame the victimsespecially live on television It is a barbaric and perverse practice”, added the deputy Alessandro Zan while Luana Zanella, from the Green-Left Alliance, said that “President Meloni’s partner should study a little before speaking, given his role and his trade”.
To these repudiations were added the requests of the vice president of the M5S in the Chamber of Deputies, Vittoria Baldino, to the direction of mediaset so that distance yourself immediately from this disturbing statement” and the secretary of the PD, Chiara Braga, who suggested Meloni speak out against her partner’s words.
Faced with the controversy aroused by his statements, Giambruno once again used his television program to respond to criticism and attacks, which he considered “surreal.”
In his defense, the journalist stressed that he referred to the perpetrators of the sexual abuse as “beasts” already the facts as “abominable”. He added, in turn, that his words were “used in an instrumental and deceptive way, distorting reality”by “bad faith or because they have serious comprehension problems” and asked to end this “ridiculous” controversy because “politics has much more important things to do.”
Giambruno’s words came amid two recent rape cases in the country, one in Palermo and the other in Naples.
The first took place on July 7 and included a group of seven young – between 17 and 22 years old – who abused a minor who, while drunk, was taken to an isolated area of the city center and attacked there. The police arrested all the defendants, although the youngest was released after confessing to the abuse.
The second episode also occurred at the beginning of July in caivano, at South of that country. There, two 13-year-old cousins were raped by a group of six teenagers in Parque Verde, a social housing complex known for being a focus of drug trafficking.
The young men were detained by the police after the girls’ family filed a police report on August 25.
Meloni regretted the events and traveled to Caivano on Thursday, where she assured that “there can be no free zones” for crime.
“We have come here to say that we are going to act and show our faces (…), take the State to territories where it has not been sufficiently present,” he declared.
(With information from EFE)
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