Manoel Theatre disassociates from Mario Philip Azzopardi’s comments

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The Manoel Theatre has disassociated itself from comments made by artistic director Mario Philip Azzopardi against Nationalist European Member of Parliament Roberta Metsola. In a post on Facebook Azzopardi wrote that the MEP is a traitor. He has also described her as a “sick person” who is hated by the people of her country.

With reference to the comments made by Mr Mario Philip Azzopardi currently being reported in the media and the spate of…

Posted by Teatru Manoel on Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Robert Metsola’s reply to these comments was aimed towards the youths to not get disheartened to enter politics.

Ma kontx se nikkummenta fuq dak li kiteb Mario Azzopardi. F'dan iż-żmien ta' kriżi li l-COVID 19 ġab miegħu u l-impatt…

Posted by Roberta Metsola on Monday, April 27, 2020

Many have condemned Azzopardi’s comments including Parliamentary Secretary Rosianne Cutajar and Culture Minister José Herrera. Both wrote on social media that hatred comments intended to instigate violence are not to be tolerated.

Dan li inkiteb fil-konfront tal-MEP Roberta Metsola huwa diżgustanti. M'għandix għalfejn niddefendiha, għax bħali hi…

Posted by Rosianne Cutajar on Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Several actors and artistic directors have urged the Manoel Theatre to take a clear stand on this issue. In fact, the theatre has posted on Facebook that it disassociates itself entirely from such statements and adds that their content is not commensurate with the dignity and status of Malta’s national theatre.