“Well done for reacting against the media pillory”
Alessandro Orsini defends Selvaggia Lucarelli. The blogger and writer came into the spotlight after the death of Lodi restaurateur Giovanna Pedretti, protagonist of the case linked to a post with a response to a review from a homophobic customer. Lucarelli was among the first to raise doubts about the veracity of the review and the entire affair. After the death of the restaurateur, social attacks were unleashed against her with insults and threats. And even the media, from newspapers to TV, have taken critical positions. “I hate injustice so I have to say some things about the Selvaggia Lucarelli case”, writes Orsini in a long post on his Facebook profile.
“Everyone talks about media pillory and social hatred, but no one explains how to deal with a media pillory based on social hatred. And I know something about it. There are two ways. The first is that of Soumahoro and Chiara Ferragni: crying and fall into a state of public prostration”, says the professor of sociology of international terrorism, referring to the cases of the parliamentarian and the businesswoman. “The second is that of Selvaggia Lucarelli: responding blow for blow and defending one’s dignity to the bitter end. From this point of view, Selvaggia Lucarelli provides a practical and pedagogical lesson. Her public conduct correctly answers the questions: ‘How do you do it? How do you deal with a media pillory based on social hatred and the professional hatred of colleagues?’. The answer is: defending one’s dignity to the bitter end with arms in a whirlwind”, says Orsini.
“Some love Selvaggia Lucarelli and others hate her. I’m not interested in taking part in this contrast. I just want to give practical advice: this is how it’s done; if it happened to you, and it happened to me and it happens every day, Selvaggia Lucarelli’s is the right way to react“, says Orsini.
“Among the journalists who are lashing out against Selvaggia Lucarelli and who make nice speeches against social hatred there are some who have been sent to trial for having violently insulted and defamed me by orchestrating a campaign of social hatred against me. Reply hit up blow, this must be done when you suffer a concentric attack motivated by personal-professional hatred. Since I hate injustice and hypocrisy, I would like to ask the various TV hosts to stop targeting Selvaggia Lucarelli. The shame falls on them, not on her“, he concludes.