We are in the middle of a serious pandemic and it’s all because people are going outside when they’re not supposed to. These Italian Mayors are sick of it.
So far, Italy has been one of the countries hit hardest by COVID-19. As of this writing, there have been 63,927 cases and 6,077 deaths recorded in Italy. Recently, the country has seen a downfall in recorded cases. In order to keep cases down, people are being encouraged and required to stay home across the globe. The problem with that is a lot of people are not listening, and it’s making a lot of people angry. Specifically, Italian mayors.
Twitter user @protectheflames uploaded a video of Italian mayors pushed to their absolute breaking points because their constituents are not listening.
"I stopped him and said, 'Look, this isn't a movie. You are not Will Smith in I Am Legend. Go home."— 🌈 (@protectheflames) March 22, 2020
This is the updated compilation of Italian Mayors losing it at people violating #Covid19 quarantine. Yes, subtitles are accurate. pic.twitter.com/60V4Csuonb
The full quote is:
“I saw a fellow citizen amiably jog up and down the street, accompanied by a dog that was visibly worn out. I stopped and told him, ‘Look, this isn’t a film. You are not Will Smith in I Am Legend. So, you have to go home.”
Really great advice.
Do not mess with Italian mayors. https://t.co/pFTDolwb53— Josh Gates (@joshuagates) March 22, 2020
And they went off about the best stuff. Really. There was no shortage of imagination here.
“I will send the police over. With flamethrowers.” https://t.co/tSEYZHsA0R— Ivor Tossell (@ivortossell) March 22, 2020
For my non Italian speakers, an important phrase in this video is: Che cazzo?! This means “What the fuck.”— Shannon Stirone 💀 (@shannonmstirone) March 23, 2020
Vocab lesson for the day. Also—stay inside please. Per favore. https://t.co/JzKjkJVw9b
“I’m going to address you all. Where the fuck are you still going?” https://t.co/FMKjCgGxbd— Sarah Lyall (@sarahlyall) March 23, 2020
Other choice quotes include:
“Where the fuck are you all going? You and your dogs… which must have an inflamed prostate?”
-Massimiliano Presciutti, the mayor of Reggio Calabria
“I’m getting news that some [people] would like to throw graduation parties. We will send police. With flame-throwers.”
-Vincenzo De Luca, the president of Campania
“Getting in mobile hairdressers? What the fuck is that for? Who the fuck is supposed to even see you with your hair all done in a casket? Do you understand the casket will be closed?”
Antonio Tutolo, the mayor of Lucera
After the tweet went viral, OP came back with a part two.
You asked for more Italian Mayors losing their shit at people breaking quarantine. I'm delivering. Here's two more mayors.— 🌈 (@protectheflames) March 23, 2020
"Something else that drove me crazy is people secretly going to the beauty parlour. You will die all nicely waxed. But you will die." #Covid19 pic.twitter.com/SOiLpp5rwd
My favorite is the mayor who got riled up about runners.