Salmo, De Gregori to the rapper’s rescue: “The rule is wrong”
The Coronavirus in Italy continues to be scary. The numbers of infections are increasing and hospitals are now under pressure again, both in the Covid and ordinary wards. The delta variant now spreads throughout the territory. The rapper’s open air concert Psalm wreaked havoc in the music world and beyond. Most of the colleagues – we read in the Press – observe and remain silent, but among those who take a position there is surprisingly Francesco De Gregori who defends Salmo’s choice with a post on Facebook. “We must reflect and not simply condemn his transgression of the rules. I am still grateful to him for having drawn attention to the fact that for a football match there can be 15,000 in a stadium while for outdoor concerts there is a limit of 1000 people seated and spaced apart. What is the use of the Green Pass then? All the controversy and all the effort to obtain it? This limitation is profoundly unjust and mortifies our professional dignity. Unfortunately it proves once again that who is called to decide has no respect and no attention for “light” music and for our audience “.
Fedez on the other hand – continues La Stampa – replies to Salmo that he has disrespected his colleagues who, on the other hand, are doing concerts respecting the rules. And he also gives him a ***. Alessandra Amoroso stays with the Milanese rapper and comments: «The intent was noble, the less successful». Ermal Meta gets away with a joke: “I just discovered that I am not an artist because I respect the rules”, while Motta intervenes with a hard nosed face: “I find absolutely unjustifiable not only what happened in Olbia a few days ago but also the ways in who tried to justify what happened “.