The partner of the Italian Prime Minister, Giorgia Meloni, has been accused of victim-blaming after comments he made on the subject on his TV show, causing an uproar among citizens and condemnation from the opposition.
Giorgia Meloni’s partner Andrea Giabruno, who presents the show “Diario del giorno” (Daily Diary) on the Rete 4 station, was commenting on the gang rape of a woman in the Sicilian capital, Palermo, which made headlines.
“If you go dancing, you have every right to get drunk – there should be no misunderstanding and no problem of any kind – but if you avoid getting drunk and passing out, you might also avoid some trouble and run into a wolf“, he said on his show on Monday afternoon.
Opposition politicians condemned the comments.
“I tell Jabruno that boys should be trained to show respect, instead of girls being taught to be careful. Teach them (men) the value of consent, instead of girls being careful” said Cecilia D’Elia, a senator from the opposition Democratic Party.
Jabruno, whose television career has taken off since Meloni became head of the right-wing government last October, responded that his comments had been taken out of context to create a “surreal” confrontation.
«I didn’t say that men are free to rape women who are drunk“, he told Corriere della Sera in an interview today and added that “some politicians are spreading false news and want to hang me, but for what reason? Because I told young people not to take drugs?’
Meloni, who has a young daughter with Jabruno, has not commented on the situation. However, it is not the first time that Giabruno’s comments have caused reactions.
In July, he told German Health Minister Karl Lauterbach “stay at home, stay in the Black Forest”when he questioned the viability of tourism in southern Europe due to intense heat waves.
Source: APE – MEB
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