Como siempre destacamos de manera negativa en todos los rankings que hace la OCDE, en esta oportunidad no podíamos ser menos, y la muñeca inflable que los empresarios le regalaron al Ministro Céspedes «para estimular la economía», (y con la cual todos festinaron antes de pedir disculpas), fue noticia en los principales portales informativos del mundo.
A prominent Chilean business leader presented the country’s economy minister with an inflatable doll on stage at an event late on Tuesday, sparking a social media storm and criticism by President Michelle Bachelet. Exporters’ association Asexma traditionally gives humorous gifts to VIPs attending its annual dinner, but the inflated sex toy – which was handed to the economy minister, Luis Céspedes, with the comment that it could be used to “stimulate the economy” – backfired.
Photos of the event in local media showed a grinning Céspedes holding the life-sized blow-up doll on stage, alongside other ministers – all male – clutching their gifts, which included a blond wig meant to represent the US president-elect, Donald Trump.“The fight for respect for women has been an essential principle in my two governments,” said Bachelet, Chile’s first female leader, on her Twitter account. “What occurred at the Asexma dinner cannot be tolerated.”
Chile’s Economy Minister Luis Felipe Céspedes has apologised for his reaction upon being presented with an inflatable sex doll at an industry dinner on Tuesday. He could be seen laughing when he was given the doll by the head of Chile’s Manufacturers’ and Exporters’ Association, Roberto Fantuzzi.Mr Cespedes said he had been «caught by surprise» by the present. Many Chileans expressed their outrage at the incident on Twitter. Mr Fantuzzi handed Mr Cespedes the naked doll on stage at the annual dinner of the Manufacturers’ and Exporters Association (known by the acronym Asexma). The doll had a sign pasted over its mouth reading «To stimulate the economy».
Mr Fantuzzi is known to hand «humorous» gifts to his most high-profile guests at the annual dinner, but none of the others was as controversial as that given to Mr Cespedes. Senator Alejandro Guiller, who is expected to run for president in 2017, was given a hobby horse «to catch up with the other candidates». After the photos of the dinner were published in local newspapers, many Chileans took to social media to vent their anger. Many called the minister’s reaction «inappropriate». Journalist Consuelo Saavedra tweeted: «What a shameful job to hand an inflatable doll to Minister Cespedes ‘to stimulate the economy’.»
Es tiempo de que definitivamente nos saquen cagando de la OCDE. No podemos ser tan vulgares