The Silvio Berlusconi Offensiveness Machine keeps plugging along, this time with the hilarious "joke" that his dalliances with women are better than being gay.
On the heels of allegations that he hosts "bunga-bunga" parties and has an "uncontrollable sickness" for women, Berlusconi told a "motorcycle exhibition" today that "I work extremely hard and if every now and then I look at the face of a beautiful girl then it's better to be passionate about beautiful girls than gay." According to Nick Pisa of the Daily Mail, "His comment was greeted with roars of laughter from the crowd while La Repubblica newspaper in its online version of the incident said: 'Dealing with the delicate episode that has hit him Berlusconi chooses to tell a joke.'" Because homophobia's hilarious! Laugh it up, guys!