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Silvio Berlusconi’s Famous Gaffes and Controversies on ITV News



Silvio Berlusconi has had a slew of famous gaffes and controversies that ITV News has captured, mostly revolving around his endless charade of women. At least he isn’t shy about it or embarrassed by any means. This article is very funny and informing about Mr. Silvio Berlusconi.


Silvio Berlusconi

Silvio Berlusconi will learn tonight whether he has a future in politics when the Italian Senate vote on his expulsion from parliament.

Ahead of the vote, we look at the former prime minister’s most famous gaffes and controversies.

1. Describing Obama as ‘suntanned’

Silvio Berlusconi caused controversy in 2008 when he described President Obama as “handsome, young and also suntanned”.

Failing to learn his lesson, Mr Berlusconi repeated the joke a year later saying: “Ah, Barack Obama. You won’t believe it, but the two of them sunbathe together, because the wife is also tanned.”

He described critics who took offence to the comments as “imbeciles without a sense of humour”.

2. Trying to make light of the sex scandals

Mr Berlusconi’s diplomatic errors have been accompanied by a string of scandals about his private life.

The former prime minister consistently tried to dismiss the scandals.

In April 2011 he said: “When asked if they would like to have sex with me, 30% of women said, ‘Yes’, while the other 70% replied, ‘What, again?'”


Read more at: http://www.itv.com/news/2013-09-18/silvio-berlusconis-famous-gaffes/

Whether you agree with his lifestyle or not, you have to admit Silvio Berlusconi is quite a character! How long he survives the opposition is yet to be seen, but we are having a laugh in the meantime! We hope you do too.

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