Fiorello Furioso ...
Posted September 04th, 2014
I tried to find this video on the web "Fiorello Furioso" (http://video.corriere.it/ice-bucket-challenge-esplode-rabbia-fiorello/0fd5fef2-2f69-11e4-ba33-320a35bea038) where he is responding to those of you who are trying to find out his donation for the Ice Bucket Challenge.
The video has since been removed from Youtube, maybe because of the vulgar language or in view of the fact that he is becoming a laughing stock.
I am not here to describe the monologue stuffed with intellectual phrases, extraordinarily profound and deep-rooted as in "piece of shit .... don't break my balls ..... dickhead ...." and so on ....
I am utterly surprised by the reaction from a famous celebrity who knows the rules of the game and by notoriety, he has gained undeniable advantages.
How many a time did I have to chew down bitterly in front of the media's exposure of dishonest fabrication and calumniation.
Pregnancies, liaisons and presumed love stories, marriages and romantic getaways. At a certain point I just stopped and didn't even give it the time of day. And, I always responded politely and daren't even with those who WEREN'T so.
The last in line to invade my privacy and that of my family (we do have 6 children), was an ungroundless and especially unproven news, written by Selvaggia Lucarelli, in the occasion of my moving to Hong Kong. What would have happened if I had responded Fiorello-style with a "Fiorello Furioso" video?!?
In this specific case concerning the Ice Bucket Challenge, showing your donation is a gesture necessary to demonstrate and to show beyond doubt................to create emulation. Duh ...
I find that in Italy, this ice bucket shower is a superficial exhibition. In most of the cases, it is an occasion of shameless self-promotion, as in "anyone" is capable of attracting attention to the bucket gesture and becoming a buffoon, instead of failing to look deep into this sensitive campaign. As if in simple words, saying that the middle "gesture" becomes the finale. Umm...no.
That they are merely "buckets of hypocrisy" also said by the Vice President of "Comitato November 16", Mariangela Lamanna, a committee that combines thoses affected by ALS in Italy and for years has been fighting the constant cost cuts of funds for the those who aren't self-sufficienct....(thinking about it, there is another protagonist who should be taking care of these things, and is being addressed to as, Prime Minister).
And, commenting on this delicate subject is also Federcontribuenti, a National Association that defends the battle for "Comitato November 16": "The fact that in Italy, after all of this cancan, the sum is a mere 100,000 euro shows the fact that misery is behind this media operation, but with very limited substance".
Oh, just to remind you, 42 million dollars was the sum brought in by the United States of America.