Wednesday, January 15, 2014

SPEECHLESS IN SICILY

It takes rather a lot to render me speechless, but that's what I am tonight after reading of a gaffe by Italian politician Jole Santelli on a television show today: Miss Santelli, a member of Mr Berlusconi's Forza Italia party and a former undersecretary at the Ministry of Work and Social Policies, rather undermined her argument that controlling immigration has nothing to do with racism by slipping in the comment that black people are more fortunate than others in Italy because they don't have to wear makeup. The Integration Minister, Cécile Kyenge, who was following the programme via video-link, has not reacted but, as you may imagine, the remark caused quite a twitter storm. 

5 comments:

Sean Jeating said...

I had to check her name. Now I understand: The 'lady' needs lots of make-up, ovbviously.

Rowena... said...

Every time they open their mouths... Well, she obviously has not seen Naomi Campbell without makeup.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Hi, Sean. And yesterday an even worse comment by a politician, which has made the international press. You're right, Rowena - every time. Still laughing at your Naomi comment!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Wow --if a politician made that racist comment here that would be the end of their career!

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Hi, Pat. It would be in the UK too§!

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