Sarkozy mocked, Carla Bruni quits fest
Carla Bruni has withdrawn from San Remo music festival due to an offending song which mocks Sarkozy. The song Meno Male by Simone Christicchi reportedly pokes fun at Sarkozy by...entertainment Updated: Feb 03, 2010 00:01 IST
Bruni, the model-turned-singer was previously to have sung with Italian songwriter Gino Paoli on 18 February at San Remo, Italy's immensely popular song festival. Italian papers blamed the offending song as the most probable reason for the former supermodel's change in mind.
TV presenter Massimo Giletti on the state channel Rai Uno claims to be in possession of an email, which suggests that Bruni's appearance at the festival could have been vetoed by Elysée Palace. "Of course I wouldn't invent such a thing in order to say it on television," he said.
President Sarkozy has always received flak for displaying his attractive wife in the political domain. Both have been caught in similar controversies on and off.