Apparently right-wing politicians all over the world are a bit crazy.
Gianluca Buonanno, an Italian Member of Parliament (MP) sank to new depths in his disagreement of the country’s first African-born lawmaker when he painted his face black in the parliament to make his point.
Buonanno belongs to Lega Nord or Northern League – a political party in Italy which is often criticized for “intensified use of racist and xenophobic political talk.”
Italy's one-million strong Afro-Italian community, a fifth all legal immigrants, got a high-profile representative earlier this year when Cecile Kyenge became the country's first black minister.
It did not take long before she was likened to an orangutan by a well-known politician and had bananas thrown at her at a public meeting in August last year.
Another Northern League member was expelled from the party earlier after he suggested on Facebook that Ms Kyenge should be raped so that she can understand the pain felt by victims of atrocious crimes, which he blamed on immigrants.
The brave lady, who shrugs of such incidents and continues with her work, wrote about the attack saying that it was a sad waste of food when so many people are dying of hunger.
According to the English translation provided by The Telegraph, Buonanno said on Wednesday night that “too much money” was being given to immigrants.
“To get money, perhaps we all need to make ourselves darker,” he told the Chamber of Deputies.
Watch the tirade in the video below (via Telegraph):