You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Berlusconi’s Obama joke draws ire

Media fails to find Italo premier's remark funny

Italo premier and media mogul Silvio Berlusconi put his foot in his mouth last week at a Moscow press conference with Russia’s president Dmitry Medvedev discussing U.S. President-elect Barack Obama.

“I told the president that (Obama) has everything needed in order to reach deals with him: He’s young, handsome and even tanned,” Berlusconi quipped.

Neither Medvedev nor surrounding journos found the remark funny. But Berlusconi, famous for politically incorrect comments, wasn’t apologizing to “the imbeciles of whom there are too many.”

ANSA news agency reported that Berlusconi said, “Why are they taking it as something negative? If they have the vice of not having a sense of humor, worse for them.”

More News

  • steve dayan Teamsters Local 399

    Hollywood Teamsters, IATSE Condemn Sexual Harassment in Entertainment Industry

    Italo premier and media mogul Silvio Berlusconi put his foot in his mouth last week at a Moscow press conference with Russia’s president Dmitry Medvedev discussing U.S. President-elect Barack Obama. “I told the president that (Obama) has everything needed in order to reach deals with him: He’s young, handsome and even tanned,” Berlusconi quipped. Neither […]

  • Twiggy Ramirez Marilyn Manson Rape

    Twiggy Ramirez, Marilyn Manson Bassist, Accused of Rape

    Italo premier and media mogul Silvio Berlusconi put his foot in his mouth last week at a Moscow press conference with Russia’s president Dmitry Medvedev discussing U.S. President-elect Barack Obama. “I told the president that (Obama) has everything needed in order to reach deals with him: He’s young, handsome and even tanned,” Berlusconi quipped. Neither […]

  • Disney-ABC TV Chief on Weinstein's Victims,

    Disney-ABC TV Chief Ben Sherwood on Weinstein's Victims, Shonda Rhimes' Exit

    Italo premier and media mogul Silvio Berlusconi put his foot in his mouth last week at a Moscow press conference with Russia’s president Dmitry Medvedev discussing U.S. President-elect Barack Obama. “I told the president that (Obama) has everything needed in order to reach deals with him: He’s young, handsome and even tanned,” Berlusconi quipped. Neither […]

  • Bill OReilly Roger Ailes Sexual Harrassment

    Bill O'Reilly, Roger Ailes Still Loom Over Fox's Business (Analysis)

    Italo premier and media mogul Silvio Berlusconi put his foot in his mouth last week at a Moscow press conference with Russia’s president Dmitry Medvedev discussing U.S. President-elect Barack Obama. “I told the president that (Obama) has everything needed in order to reach deals with him: He’s young, handsome and even tanned,” Berlusconi quipped. Neither […]

  • Foo Fighters Show Canceled Dave Grohl

    Foo Fighters Reschedule Kentucky Show Due to Family Emergency

    Italo premier and media mogul Silvio Berlusconi put his foot in his mouth last week at a Moscow press conference with Russia’s president Dmitry Medvedev discussing U.S. President-elect Barack Obama. “I told the president that (Obama) has everything needed in order to reach deals with him: He’s young, handsome and even tanned,” Berlusconi quipped. Neither […]

  • From left, creators Steve Martin and

    Steve Martin and Edie Brickell's 'Bright Star' Rises at the Ahmanson

    Italo premier and media mogul Silvio Berlusconi put his foot in his mouth last week at a Moscow press conference with Russia’s president Dmitry Medvedev discussing U.S. President-elect Barack Obama. “I told the president that (Obama) has everything needed in order to reach deals with him: He’s young, handsome and even tanned,” Berlusconi quipped. Neither […]

  • GLSEN Respect Awards

    Gay Actors Talk Sexual Harassment at GLSEN Awards: 'It Definitely Happens'

    Italo premier and media mogul Silvio Berlusconi put his foot in his mouth last week at a Moscow press conference with Russia’s president Dmitry Medvedev discussing U.S. President-elect Barack Obama. “I told the president that (Obama) has everything needed in order to reach deals with him: He’s young, handsome and even tanned,” Berlusconi quipped. Neither […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content