Mario Balotelli apologizes for making a gross rape joke about a contestant during a guest appearance on the Italian Celebrity Big Brother, insisting that they are friends and ‘have a way of talking that might seem vulgar’
- Mario Balotelli made a disgusting rape joke during a TV appearance in Italy
- Balotelli had appeared as a guest in the Italian version of Celebrity Big Brother
- One of the participants claimed to have been in a relationship with him before
- He joked at her and had to apologize after causing outrage online
Controversial football star Mario Balotelli has issued a public apology after arousing outrage for making a rape joke during a guest appearance on the Italian Celebrity Big Brother.
The Italy international aimed a mean joke at one of the contestants, Dayane Mello, when he appeared on TV in the Italian version of the reality game show that his brother Enock is currently playing on.
During an interview about the program, Balotelli was asked about Mello – who previously claimed to have a relationship with the former Manchester City ace, something he denies.
Mario Balotelli laughs after making a gross rape joke on the Italian Celebrity Big Brother
The presenter said, “Dayane wanted you in the house.”
“Yes, but then she would go” Stop, stop, it hurts, “Balotelli replied before bursting out laughing.
Mello and other participants could be seen with shocked expressions after Balotelli’s comment.
The 30-year-old received massive backlash on social media for his rude comment and in response sent an apology, insisting that he is friends with Mello and that it is not uncommon for them to talk to each other in a way that ‘they could. seem vulgar ‘.
Dayane Mello, who the joke was aimed at, doesn’t look overly impressed after Balotelli’s comment
“Girls, I’m sorry if anyone was offended!” Balotelli wrote on Instagram.
“I know Dayane well and we have a way of speaking that may seem vulgar, but I care about her very much!
So enough of this feminist or misogynist, I apologize to anyone who felt offended, but if you don’t know the rapport between people before you judge, ask for some information first!
‘I have two mothers, three sisters and a daughter, so women are my life, stop speculating about things you don’t know! I love you all, good night. ‘
The Italian star apologized after causing outrage online during his TV appearance
Earlier this year, it was reported that Balotelli was charged with sexual assault against an underage girl.
Police are investigating claims against him regarding a January 2018 incident when he played for French club Nice.
Balotelli, who is looking for a new team after leaving Brescia, had a brief relationship with a girl who claimed she was 18 – the local age of consent – then revealed she was 17 and threatened to inform the police if she did. did not receive € 100,000 from the footballer.
Balotelli stopped that blackmail attempt before a legal adviser to the girl – who is said to be from near Vicenza in northeastern Italy – tried to sell her story to a newspaper with the Italian acquitted after a police investigation.