Ricardo Arjona unleashed a strong controversy for his reflections on the role of men in society. This weekend, during one of the eight shows scheduled in Argentinathe Guatemalan singer-songwriter took a few minutes to talk with his audience and considered that today “men are behind pets on the social ladder.”
“We men lost the territory we had gainedbecause we misbehaved”, said the singer at the beginning of his usual monologue between theme and theme. He considered that in the mid-90s “all that masculine power went overboard, we lost everything”.
Currently, men areat the bottom of the social rungs, long after pets“The musician protested to the laughter of his fans.
Along the same lines, he assured that currently you can say “anything” about a man, even insult him, and nothing will happen. “I heard a lady on a major talk show last week openly brand men as mindless cavemen (…) you are going to call a pet brainless and they take away your job, but nothing happens with men,” he complained.
Arjona and the “difficulty” to approach women
“If we deserve a certain thing, it’s time to soften the situationbecause the only thing we have today is a difficulty to approach us and that does not suit anyone“, demanded the Guatemalan.
The singer took the reflection to another area: how do men approach women with intimate intentions if they don’t know they will be accepted or rejected.
According to the difficulty seducing womenArjona pointed out that “In the female universe there are two kinds of men: there are those who like them and there are those who do not like them”. Later, she lamented that men cannot know which group they belong to and are exposed to be rejected.
“You are in a bowling alley, sitting down, a guy who has the immense luck of being the one you like comes along, he makes his way through the crowd and approaches you with a typical male cheesy phrase (…) then you get into the chat with her friends and tells them ‘I just met a wild man, but sweet, I’ll leave them and go with him,'” she said.
On the contrary, “If a man comes from a group that you don’t like (…) you tell him, give me a moment and call 911”, he continued. He immediately closed his monologue and shared an unknown that worries him: “How do I have the courage as a composer to shout from the rooftops things like: ‘It’s not a sexual aberration/ But I like to see you walk around naked/ The beat of your adventurous breasts / Victims of gravity'”.
Ricardo Arjona in Argentina
Every time he visits Argentina, Ricardo Arjona causes a furor among his fans. This opportunity was no exception and the musician began a series of shows on Friday, August 5 at the Movistar Arena in Buenos Aires.
In principle, the singer scheduled 7 dates (August 5, 6, 7, 10, 18, 19 and 20), but since they sold out quickly, the organizers added one more show for Wednesday, August 17. For this last date there are still some tickets available at www.entradauno.com.