Alessandra Mussolini, MEP and granddaughter of the Italian WWII fascist leader Benito Mussolini, has apparently managed to trigger a veritable social media storm after she took offence at a picture drawn by famous American actor and comedian Jim Carrey.
The exchange was sparked by Carrey posting a drawing of what seems to be the remains of Mussolini and his mistress Claretta Petacci hanged upside down after their execution, accompanied by the following caption: "If you’re wondering what fascism leads to, just ask Benito Mussolini and his mistress Claretta".
In return, Alessandra labelled the actor a “bastard”, and, upon learning about it, many social media users stepped forward to give her a piece of their mind. Carrey himself, however, apparently didn’t respond to her verbal jab.
You are a bastard— Alessandra Mussolini (@Ale_Mussolini_) 31 марта 2019 г.
Many less than amused netizens were quick to remind Alessandra what her grandfather is mostly remembered for, with some of them cracking jokes about Benito’s demise.
I think you’re confusing Jim Carrey with your murderous grandfather.— Evan O'Connell (@evanoconnell) 31 марта 2019 г.
Better to be a bastard than a fascist. Solidarity, bastards!— Van Badham (@vanbadham) 1 апреля 2019 г.
your criminal grandfather sent my grandfather to a criminal war and I'm lucky he came back at all when everyone thought he was dead. you fascist sack of shit, don't you dare keep bringing shame to my people, Ora e sempre Resistenza.— Gianluca (@Gianuvola) 1 апреля 2019 г.
How tf does one get upset bc the world refuses to forget their grand daddy was a murderous dictator. pic.twitter.com/wOlNdTl2Ne— NV Resistance (@justmeinlv) 1 апреля 2019 г.
There were those, however, who apparently sought to defend Alessandra.
She has nothing to do with her grandfather's actions and posting pictures of her deceased family is not ok despite their political standing or yours. If you support this then you are a piece of shit and you are no better than them.— fega (@Fega_Ifunny) 1 апреля 2019 г.