He wants to remove the Gypsies from Rome and has “disinvited” Hollywood from Rome’s film festival.
While some have complained about him being hard on “Romanian” immigrants – one might remember normally the media describes someone by the country they hold citizenship and not by their racial or ethnic groups. Romania has a large number of Gypsies who of course are not ethnically/racially Romanian but are counted as citizens nevertheless.
It is somewhat telling about the nature of the Hollywood’s Oscar voting base that the second article happens to lament: "Italian films have not won an Oscar for best foreign film since Roberto Benigni’s Holocaust comedy-drama Life Is Beautiful in 1999."
Rome's new mayor promises purge of migrants By Malcolm Moore in Rome
The new mayor of Rome has promised to purge the Italian capital of 20,000 illegal immigrants and to raze 85 gipsy camps.
Gianni Alemanno, 50, a firebrand neo-fascist and the first Right-wing mayor of the city since the Second World War, vowed to make Rome "secure" as he was sworn into office after his election at the weekend.
The election of Mr Alemanno confirmed a strong shift to the Right by Italians, who have been sickened by a spate of violent crimes committed by immigrants.
Gianni Alemanno to blacklist Hollywood stars to promote Italian films
The new mayor of Rome, Gianni Alemanno, a former fascist, has launched a campaign to promote Italian films at the expense of those featuring Hollywood stars such as Nicole Kidman and Leonardo DiCaprio, who are to be blacklisted.
American actors who flocked to Rome for its film festival will no longer be invited, on the orders of Alemanno, 50, of the National Alliance party, who last week became the first rightwinger to win the mayor’s job in 15 years.