06/13/2021 12:18 AM
Updated 06/13/2021 12:20 AM
When the controversial phrase of President Alberto Fernández that
"we Argentines got off the boats"
still circulates in the collective unconscious
, the actress and host Juana Viale started
La Noche de Mirtha,
with an irony to the presidential furcio and a greeting to the original towns.
After introducing the guests of the night, among whom were the deputy head of government, Diego Santilli, the legislator for the Frente de Todos, Leandro Santoro, the model and driver Horacio Cabak, and the technological entrepreneur Mateo Salvatto, the driver highlighted the variety of your table.
"So they can see that
everyone sits at this table,
" said the actress.
"Don't tell me that we are from one side or we are from the other, we are white, yellow, light blue, we are of all colors,
we are Argentine
...", continued the host.
It was in this section that he was ironic about the President's phrase.
"What do we come from ships?"
asked the granddaughter of Mirtha Legrand to add immediately: "
Greetings to all the original peoples
of this country that without them we would not have the culture that we have," completed the host.
Juana Viale's greeting for native peoples after Alberto Fernández's phrase #lovieneltrece #MirthaLegrand pic.twitter.com/zedYJFNOfm
- eltrece (@eltreceoficial) June 13, 2021
Juana Viale's phrase came after a week marked by the controversial statement by Alberto Fernández that drew strong criticism from the opposition.
When talking about the strong link between Spain and Argentina, Fernández cited - by mistake - Octavio Paz to talk about the origin of Argentines, but also of Mexicans and Brazilians.
It was after the meeting with Argentine and Spanish businessmen on the occasion of President Pedro Sánchez's visit to Argentina, that Alberto Fernández and the European president held a press conference at the Casa Rosada Bicentennial Museum.
In this context, the head of state said: “Octavio Paz once wrote that the Mexicans came out of the Indians, the Brazilians came out of the jungle but we
Argentines came from the ships
, and they were ships that came from Europe, and that's how we built our society".
The truth is that the quote corresponds to a song by Lito Nebbia, of whom Fernández is a friend.
It is from the song “We arrived from the boats” and it is almost verbatim to the President's phrase: “The Brazilians come out of the jungle, the Mexicans come from the Indians, but we Argentines come from the boats”.
The president had to come out later to apologize for his hooker.
I did not want to offend anyone
, in any case, who has felt offended or invisible, since now my apologies," he said.
"It was stated more than once that" Argentines descend from ships. "
In the first half of the 20th century, we received more than 5 million immigrants who lived with our native peoples.
Our diversity is a source of pride ”, he added.
Pablo Avelluto joined in criticizing Alberto Fernández: "I don't think the president is racist, I think he's ignorant"
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