After the controversy over the look sported to the Mtv Europe Music Awards, a new “Maneskin case”. The Roman band, made up of Damiamo David, Victoria De Angelis, Ethan Torchio and Thomas Raggi, however, has no responsibility.
In fact, in the crosshairs of criticism, the way in which Cardi B, exceptional conductor to recent American Music Awards, introduced the Italian group to the public, to which the city of Rome has donated the Capitoline Wolf in recent months.
The Maneskins at the American Music Awards: Cardi B’s presentation is a coincidence
To present to the American public the Maneskins, recently also finished in the crib of San Gregorio Armeno, Cardi B (or whoever for her) decided to resort to a series of stereotypes: the exceptional conductor, in fact, did it sitting at a restaurant table, on which stood a plate of spaghetti with meatballs (the famous spaghetti with meatballs), complete with red and white checkered tablecloth and a flask of wine.
The controversy between Lapo Elkann and Cardi B
Among the most critical on social media stands out Lapo Elkann, who tweeted harshly against the presentation of Cardi B.
Lapo Elkann wrote: “Wake up, Cardi B. Italy is not just spaghetti and wine, it is much much more. Italy is beauty, culture, Leonardo, Ferrari, opera. For this reason, before presenting Italian artists, please study and prepare. AND sad to use stereotypes to talk about the Måneskin “.
The singer replied, stating that she did not intend to be taught and explaining that she did not want to offend anyone. His tweet (later deleted) reads: “Did you want me to do a whole history lesson during the ceremony? Maybe I should have brought a Ferrari to the stage? I also joked about my hometown. People want to be indignant for no reason, I had no intention of offending“.
Lapo Elkann’s rejoinder: “Fight against racism and stereotypes about minorities, it’s a great thing and you have my respect. Feed stereotypes about othersHowever, it goes against the values you try to share with your fans. That’s all. You and your family are welcome in Italy, I would be happy to host you in the Bel Paese “.