This morning the president of the Confederation of Production and Commerce (CPC), Juan Sutil, was consulted on Radio Universo, before the official announcement of Boric’s cabinet, about his vision regarding the possibility of certain ministerial appointments.
In this sense, after describing Mario Marcel in the Ministry of Finance as a person from the “democratic left” and who is “deeply prepared” for the position, he proceeded to make a criticized analogy to refer to Izkia Siches, who was designated as the future Minister of the Interior and Public Security, for which she became a Trending Topic on Twitter.
Specifically, Sutil said “I think she has the legwork and the waist more than enough to be able to reach great agreements, I have had to work with her, we have had to work in collaboration, in the midst of a pandemic crisis, from very different political perspectives. But we agreed on a lot of things. So, I believe that it will have the capacity to reach great agreements and I hope that the eyes of La Araucanía… at least we as CPCs, made a very clear proposal in March 2021, where we propose 40 measures, they will we made all the public authorities see and I believe that there is much that can be advanced… in carrying out measures that allow us to fix this problem as other countries in the world have done and give tranquility, security and legal certainty to the region”.
After the outbreak of the scandal on social networks, various personalities via Twitter came out to explain that “leg and waist game” is a phrase used in soccer jargon to indicate that the player has a talent for controlling the ball ( legs), and who also moves well on the court (waist).
In contrast, other people have said that even so the phrase is not justified, because “they know where it is going with that phrase”, pointing out “as if the world of football was not sexist, from the football commentators to the teams of players and their salaries”. At the moment, Sutil has not issued a statement regarding what happened, nor has Siches.
Check out some of the comments on the controversy below:
Having so many options to review the new cabinet, you choose the crudest. Subtle as always does not live up to his last name, zero subtleties at all #cabinet https://t.co/uqwc4Mn8qR
– Marcela Sandoval #BoricPresident ? (@Marce_Sandoval_) January 21, 2022
I can’t believe it, I didn’t even expect such a misogynistic phrase from Juan Sutil!!! all support to @izkia in his work https://t.co/LtbVWI0qSh
– Siliconvalle (@siliconvalle) January 21, 2022
I see men justifying Juan Sutil in that he used soccer jargon; as if the football world was not sexist from football commentators to the same teams of players and their salaries.
They forget it seems.
– Isidora Herrera ? (@Isidora_bhc) January 21, 2022
“In fact, what Subtle said is just a football analogy, I’ll explain…” pic.twitter.com/3Gn12WfRCG
– Freddy Merkén (@freddymerken) January 21, 2022