The Italian prosecutor’s office has launched an investigation into the insulting of the head of government Giorgia Meloni by the lead singer of the band Placebo, Brian Molko, the media reported on Wednesday. During the group’s concert in the suburbs of Turin, the 50-year-old Belgian-British singer allegedly called the Italian prime minister “fascist and racist” and then directed vulgar words at her.
Carabinieri present at the concert of a popular British band reported the incident to the prosecutor’s office, which initiated proceedings for insulting the prime minister as a representative of state institutions. According to reports from the Italian media, Brian Molko, the lead singer of the band Placebo, was to call the Italian prime minister “fascist and racist” and then direct vulgar words at her.
The scandal sparked reactions from politicians
The scandalous concert in Stupinigi on the outskirts of Turin sparked a series of reactions from politicians. Many of them appealed that the band should not be paid for this performance and that the next one be canceled Italy.
Mediaset TV recalled that in 2001, during the Italian song festival in San Remo, Brian Molko smashed his guitar against an amplifier, which caused outrage in the audience.
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