The reasons why Tamara Falcó made headlines this week were no longer related to her media break with Íñigo Onieva, but because of her participation, on October 2, in the ultra-conservative World Congress of Families held in Mexico City, where she attended as part of its youth program. During her speech, the Marchioness of Griñón uttered some words that were soon branded as hate speech towards the LGTBIQ+ collective, both on social networks and on television: “Now we are experiencing a very complicated moment for humanity, there are so many different types of sexualities , there are so many different places where you can do evil that I think that in other generations it was not so evident and it was not so well seen”. She was the host of Save me, Jorge Javier Vázquez, who gave the most forceful response, describing the Marchioness of Griñón as “a fraud” and sending “a message of hate”. Columnist and writer Bob Pop also described Falcó as a “mascot of rancidity” in the radio show hour 25 of the Being chain.
Days later, Tamara Falcó offered a lukewarm apology. She has done it through two channels: on the one hand, through a series of stories posted on his Instagram account and, on the other, through his weekly appearance on the anthill. The presenter of the program, Pablo Motos, has been in charge of reading Tamara Falcó’s words during the broadcast of the program and then asking her: “What do you really want to say?” The daughter of Isabel Preysler and Carlos Falcó, staring seriously at the camera, has tried to clarify her words: “For me this is especially difficult because it is taken out of context”, she has begun by explaining, inviting whoever would like to see the video complete, about nine minutes long.
“I didn’t even want to mention the person I was talking about, but the person I was talking about was my ex,” he continued. “And, since it was a Congress of Families, I was explaining the reasons why I couldn’t have a family with him.” Tamara Falcó has assured that at no time did she allude to any LGTBIQ + group, despite mentioning “different types of sexualities” in her speech: “It’s not me”, she has expressed, reiterating the “lack of context ”. The celebrity has settled the controversy by offering a lukewarm apology: “If any group has been affected by these words, I apologize.” “My breakup is not a topic that I want to talk about in public again and I am sorry to have to mention it to make this clarification”, she has finished saying the winner of Master Chef Celebrity.
His apologies on social networks, published just a few minutes before appearing on the program, followed the same line, assuring: “The word deviations referred to behaviors that my ex had and that were not aligned with my way of understanding life in partner”. From her own platform she also apologized “to any group that has been attacked” for his statements.
The World Congress of Families, whose origins date back to 1997, internationally promotes values and ideals of conservative Christianity and regularly organizes meetings and conventions around the world. The organization shows an open opposition to the equality marriage and to abortion. Far-right leaders such as former Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán have participated in previous congresses. Since announcing the end of her engagement with Íñigo Onieva, Tamara Falcó had only made three public appearances: the first of them, at the party of one of the brands for which she is an ambassador, where she gave explanations about the emotional state her. The second, in her section of the anthill, where he spoke again about his breakup. And, the third, in the Congress of Families in Mexico.
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