In Modena we joke about it, given that under the Ghirlandina life can almost always be taken with a smile. But the case of Santa Claus who instead of the classic red and white jumpsuit sports a tutu just a stone’s throw from the Duomo is becoming a political case. Grotesque perhaps, but the case is there. The center-right, who accuses the artist, Lorenzo Lunati, – and the Municipality that authorized the installation – of having created something capable of destabilizing Christmas, rising up against the “devolution” of the most traditional symbol of the nearby festivals. the most sacred of traditions: “More than a rainbow icon – attacks the senator and regional coordinator of Forza Italia Enrico Aimi – for ideologized adults, here is half a father and half a father. Other than the magic of Christmas. he never stops doing politics, not even in front of children “. Brothers of Italy also talk about an installation designed to promote propaganda: “Given its recent battles and hatred for our traditions, perhaps the left has finally found its Christmas symbol, a handsome Santa Claus in tights”, urges Ferdinando Pulitanò, provincial president of Fdi.
A “hymn to lightness”
On his Facebook page the author of the work Lorenzo Lunati spoke today to explain the meaning of his Santa Claus in a skirt in the middle of Piazza XX Settembre. And clears the field of any fluid drift: “A Santa who has seen us lose all the references of our life as we knew him, at any moment, is a Santa who has watched us from afar lost and suffering for almost two years , who now finally sees that we are almost smiling again. A human Santa, dancing to free himself a little from the weight he has been carrying on his shoulders all this time “, explains Lunati. Over fifty shares (not many to tell the truth), but numerous comments. Among these, users who speak of a country now without values, and others who assert that they will not take their children to see the installation in the square. And to say that on Amazon one of the best-selling accessories in this period is “Zvezvi” the Gay Pride Rainbow Santa Claus Hat, Unisex, White Fur Trim. For only 7.48 euros.