Interviewed by Mara Venier, Laura Chiatti declared, goliardically, that she doesn’t appreciate it when her husband Marco Bocci helps her at home: it would be a matter of eros. The joke has generated a shower of criticism, to which the actress responds as follows.
The interview with Domenica In by Marco Bocci and Laura Chiatti
On Domenica In, last weekend, Laura Chiatti and her partner Marco Bocci met with the presenter of the program, Mara Venier, to advertise the latest film by the actress, La Caccia. Obviously, in addition to the promotion, there was also a space dedicated to the two as a couple and to the classic questions that satisfy the curiosity of the public which often feeds on the small details of everyday life. On this occasion, Laura Chiatti let herself go to a statement, to one of her opinion of hers, which unleashed anger on social media. “We have the most terrible fights, we fight over everything. We are totally opposite”, admitted the partner and director Bocci, while she added: “I do all the tasks, I cook and all the rest”.
Of eroticism and housework
To then continue by saying: “Also because I don’t tolerate the man who starts to make the bed, to give the vacuum cleaner. I just can’t see it, I’m old-fashioned in that sense, with certain roles. He lowers my eros, he kills it for me ”. “I’ll try”, replies the companion then, “but he doesn’t want me to clean, clear away, he gets pissed, he tells me to sit still”. “Eros is getting low”, Laura Chiatti concluded ironically. In an era in which we still have to fight to make domestic work something equal and not just a female task, the phrase, while remaining an opinion of hers with no desire to become a symbol of any revolution, has angered a good portion of the public from home, who then poured onto social media to have their say on Chiatti’s statements.
Laura Chiatti’s explanation on social media
The actress was quick to respond publicly on Instagram to the accusations and criticisms received in recent days. “This is just one of many comments I am receiving from women, publicly and privately. Usually I avoid paying too much attention to content of this type, because I don’t like to feed what is built just to cause controversy, but when this is totally misinterpreted and exploited only and exclusively to discredit and dishonor the person I am, I feel express my thoughts, following the principle of freedom that I have always consistently declared to be, for me, something that is really worth fighting for. I state that a goliardic joke in a fun and carefree context like Mara Venier’s living room cannot and must not be labeled as discriminatory or worse still sexist. These are concepts that do not belong to me and which I strongly repudiate. I am sorry that the numerous and glorious battles for equal rights between men and women and on freedom of thought are shattering miserably on the indifferent attack on a woman’s thought”.