EUROVISION – After Italy’s victory in the Eurovision 2021 final this Saturday, May 22 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, a controversy quickly swelled on social networks.
Images show the singer of the Italian rock group Måneskin, Damiano David, leaning over a coffee table and making a very significant movement, as if sniffing a line of cocaine, without however any substance being visible. on the screen, a large bucket of beers in front of him.
Just to his right, we can also see the drummer of the group Ethan Torchio warning him with a very brief gesture of the arm of the presence of a camera, as can be seen in the pictures below.
During the press conference after the final, Damiano David was questioned by a journalist about these images.
“Thomas (Thomas Raggi, the guitarist of the group, to his left on the images, Editor’s note) broke a glass with his leg. I don’t take drugs, don’t say that please ”, he replied, before a host asked the journalists – just after and in a slight moment of confusion – to ask questions only. on “artists and music”.
“We are really AGAINST drugs”
At around 2:30 a.m. the night, the Måneskin group shared a story on their Instagram account in which their members defend themselves against the accusations, indicating that they are ready to take a drug test:
“We are really shocked by what some are saying about Damiano who is on drugs. We are really AGAINST drugs and we have never used cocaine. We are ready to be tested, because we have nothing to hide. We are here to play our music and we are very happy with our victory at Eurovision Song Contest, and we would like to thank everyone for their support. Rock and roll never dies. We love you.”
According to the journalist from Paris Match Mariana Grépinet present in Rotterdam, this test will take place, without anyone knowing more for the moment.
Italy, which pranced ahead of the favorites, won the competition ahead of France – represented by Barbara Pravi- and Switzerland.
Dressed in leather and bubbling with energy, the Italians delighted in the victory at the end of a show filled with glitter and extravagance, at the end full of suspense.
“We just want to tell all of Europe, the whole world, that rock and roll never dies,” said singer Damiano David when receiving the trophy. “We think the whole event was a relief” for Europeans after a year of the pandemic, the group said at the press conference after the victory. “We are truly grateful to have had the chance to be a part of this huge event. It was really amazing, ”he added.
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