This Italian MP Actually Wore Blackface in Parliament

Anti-immigrant debate reaches new low

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Extreme right-wing politician Gianluca Buonanno steered Italian politics right into appalling racist buffoonery on Wednesday night. In a protest against supposedly generous benefits to immigrants, he produced a makeup kit in parliament and started to dab his face in order to make it darker.

“To get money, perhaps we all need to make ourselves darker,” he told the Chamber of Deputies.

Buonanno’s political party, Lega Nord or the Northern League, are notorious for xenophobic tirades, such as their attack on the country’s first black minister, Cecile Kyenge, for “favoring negritude.”

In the eyes of the U.N., E.U. and several human rights organizations, Italy has harsh procedures for immigrants and refugees.

[Telegraph]

9 comments
JohnYaeger
JohnYaeger

If only American politicians were so honest...

RoseGeorge
RoseGeorge

I guess Europeans are learning what occupation and imperialism is all about..

kribby
kribby

pwahahahaha....that's awesome

KennyWilliams
KennyWilliams

Lega Nord sounds like a member of the American Tea Party.

annait
annait

Lega Nord has a point. For decades since the riunification of Italy, the Nothern Italy (more developed,industrialised and organized) has paid a lot for the inefficiencies from the South where (almost) nobody has payed the taxes, the crime is high and where there is no or little civicness. Plus, in the last 20 years, Italy has became a land of uncontrolled and low educated mass migration from the Thirld World (Marocco,Ghana, Senegal, China)or Eastern Europe (Romania, Albania), when 75% of them, are in the North. With the crisis, robberies and petty crimes have increased by 115% and 90% are committed by foreigners who they are unpunished. The collapse of employment, the disillusionment with the whole system and their purchasing power collapsed,are making the people angry: the benefits are going only to the immigrants (free houses,free school, no taxes and little or no attitude to work) while we're paying for them. The industries are going to relocate abroad (we're paying 65% of taxes), there is no or little work for the young,well educated people. It' so sad to see a country destroyed like this. Sorry for my bad english:)

GuoLiang
GuoLiang

Europe could use much more xenophobia than some harmless stunt. Why did they let an outsider gain political power in the first place? 

kinolurtz
kinolurtz

As much as I can find fault with the political system and process in my own country (Britain), I can safely say it isn't as crappy as Italy's.

jani0077
jani0077

@GuoLiang in every country in Europe, if the politics wont take a 180 degree turn, these xenophobic politicians will win the elections, pushing every immigrant out of Europe, and blocking immigration for at least 30 years, if not for more - immigrants destroy our economy, as they are those who take our jobs, and work for less, than a normal citizen would work for. Im not a fan of socialism, but if the investors wont rethink their policies, then they will lose everything they have, and get a brutal communism instead.