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11/11/2008 11:22 AM ID: 74738 Permalink   

Berlusconi Sees Obama As “Suntanned” and If You Don’t Find it Funny You’re An “Imbecile”

 

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said on Friday that he saw no need to apologies for his remarks about the US President Elect being “suntanned” which he made previously.

In response to the criticism the Italian Prime Minister received from his center-left opposition he replied by calling them "imbeciles without any sense of humor."

When confronted by a journalist who said the remark may be offensive to Americans he replied "Give me a break! You have just put yourself on that list of people (imbeciles) I mentioned yesterday!"

 
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  20 Comments
  
  Haha  
 
Someone with some guts at last.
 
  by: Eidron   11/11/2008 01:37 PM     
  Eidron  
 
if by guts you mean racist piece of s*** then i do agree cos it's exactly what he is.
 
  by: ProTesTa     11/11/2008 03:01 PM     
  It's a joke  
 
he might be a racist, I dont know what other things he has said.
but that was a joke. get over it. is skin color so sacred now that he cant make a harmless joke..
 
  by: Amaze   11/11/2008 04:19 PM     
  maybe it is a joke  
 
but joking about someone's ethnicity is racist. Spaghetti and linguine-eating Berlusconi is the one who is an imbecile. <<--That was a joke so it is okay to say that.
 
  by: John E Angel     11/11/2008 04:58 PM     
  It's amazing  
 
I find it amazing that Obama cannot defend himself from these racist attacks. It takes guys on the internet to ride to his rescue and defend him from such an horrendous attack. Well done.
 
  by: Living Right   11/11/2008 05:23 PM     
  Doesn't sound racist to me.  
 
I think he's right. Everyone trying to shove their PC views down our throats is an imbecile.
 
  by: tsume   11/11/2008 06:09 PM     
  @protesta  
 
get over yourself.

Visiting Moscow, he described the man elected to be the first black U.S. president as "handsome, young and also suntanned."

did he say 'suntanned' people should be strung up? cause that would be racist.

infact i think you and everyone else complaining is a racist, since you seem to feel that white people should not be allowed to make observations on non-white people.

it was hardly even a joke, and the irony is he probably said 'suntanned' in the first place because he was trying to avoid saying any other of the endless words that set off you hyper-sensitive PC nazis.
 
  by: hamstertube   11/11/2008 06:29 PM     
  @Living  
 
Yes, because when we insult McCain, he personally comes to this website and defends his honor.
 
  by: Kolman   11/11/2008 06:49 PM     
  and john  
 
your comparison is wrong.
what you said is a stereotype. ie a behavioural judgement based on ethnicity.
what berlusconi said was a non-derogatory alternative to the exhaustive PC term 'african-american'.

i think you need to be reminded of what the word 'racist' actually means since its been so twisted and construed.

here:
a belief or doctrine that inherent differences among the various human races determine cultural or individual achievement, usually involving the idea that one's own race is superior and has the right to rule others.
 
  by: hamstertube   11/11/2008 06:50 PM     
  it would be like  
 
me visiting Kenya for example and a Kenyan telling me "you are so pale, you should stay here for a few weeks". a friendly joke and I wouldn't take it any other way.
 
  by: Amaze   11/11/2008 08:36 PM     
  ????  
 
Come on the guy was just been ironic about him been the first black president.
It was a joke..
Finally a politician with a sense of humer
 
  by: losthope1987   11/11/2008 11:18 PM     
  hamstertube  
 
don't get me wrong, i find it funny, but not from Berlusconi..
 
  by: ProTesTa     11/12/2008 03:48 AM     
  @Kolman  
 
Not to mention how I defended your pansy ass from the Commies, you whiny little punk!
 
  by: John McCain   11/12/2008 06:17 AM     
  @"John McCain"  
 
Do you think your account games are funny? I don't. (I hope that does not make me an imbecile).
 
  by: H. W. Hutchins   11/12/2008 08:26 AM     
  I fail to realize  
 
what is so racist about calling someone suntanned
 
  by: XavierHollywood   11/12/2008 02:06 PM     
  irrelevant  
 
it seems like there has been a bit of thought conflict nowadays.

At some issues, people say its freedom of speech while at other issues, people say its racism and discrimination.

recall when a journalist associated islam with terrorism, everyone stood up and said its freedom of speech.
But if someone resembles black people as murderers or anything, then its a racism issue and there is no freedom of speech?

Bit hypocritic in my opinion. Choose one side or the other (i'm the side of don't insult or refer badly on any other human, no matter what freedom of speech there is), but not both sides whenever a person likes it.
 
  by: trynix   11/12/2008 03:53 PM     
  what  
 
this is intelligencia?bullshit you people are assholes
 
  by: elihu   11/13/2008 02:32 AM     
  Ohhh Nooo  
 
Everytime you mention something that describes someone based on their skin or their stereotype... you are a racist or at the least discriminate.
Btw Obama is good at basketball.
 
  by: Kuhl   11/13/2008 04:51 AM     
  here in northern europe  
 
we don't even see the difference between italians and africans
 
  by: lantalooon   11/15/2008 11:47 PM     
  Ashamed  
 
I for one am ashamed to have someone such as Hussein Obama as president. He does not have the intelligence to be a president let alone a senator. Take a look at anyone who graduated college under Affirmative Action
 
  by: whitevet   11/17/2008 01:35 PM     
 
 
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