the shock casting and the denunciation of Maruska Albertazzi-

from Carlotta Lombardo

The message posted on social media by the manager of a well-known television producer. And the director, an activist of the Fiocchetto Lilla movement, denounces: incitement to eating disorders. Mediaset: We are sorry for what happened. Post deleted

For a well-known television show We are looking for girls aged 20 to 25 with eating disorders. If you have these features, please write to me immediately. The message, posted on social media by Giada Massara on her Instagram profile where she reports that she is the casting director of Forum, disappeared in a couple of hours but did not escape the attention of Maruska Albertazzi, Bolognese journalist, actress and director active in the fight against eating disorders and author of the documentary Hangry Butterflies. The rebirth of butterflies in which he explains the fight against anorexia in young girls between 14 and 22 years old. He saw the ad, the director immediately activated the alarm saving and relaunching the intriguing message on their Instagram page. But in your opinion, no, but it can never be normal to have castings for people with ACD (Eating Disorder, ed)?!? – writes the activist of the movement Fiocchetto Lilla, the symbolic association for the fight against Eating Disorders -. But don’t you think that you are only promoting eating disorders?!.

An incitement to eating disorders

The email provided in Massara’s ad refers to Corma, producer of the show founded in 2007 by Marina Donato, widow of Corrado Mantoni, and Massimiliano Lancellotti. The company’s catalog includes some of the most popular Italian television programs, the Il Lunch Servito and Tira & Molla game programs, and the La Corrida variety. Since 2008, Corma has been co-producing with Mediaset Forum, the television court broadcast on Canale 5 and Rete 4, now run by Barbara Palombelli. The show “Forum” where, notoriously, those who participate in video as a contestant are often an actor but more often a person with an experience similar to that of the story in question – continues Maruska Albertazzi, this time on Facebook. Well, here we are looking for girls with DCA to play with girls with DCA. Without thinking that casting a patient with an eating disorder is a terrible trigger for the disease. Without thinking that playing a role for a non-actress means not having the advocacy tools that are taught in acting academies and schools. Without thinking that being able to go on television thanks to one’s own illness brings considerable reinforcement to one’s own illness. No clinical support. This is a beautiful and good incentive for eating disorders for me.

Corma’s apologies

On the initiative, the television network

for which Giada Massara, casting director of Forum, a show for which she was also Valletta in 2013, he replied saying he knew nothing because it was run by an outside company that did not have to use the network name. In the afternoon, Corma’s apology note: The ad was aimed at finding people willing to participate in a television show to give their testimony, in the presence of experts in the field, on a pathology, such as eating disorders, which affects many adolescents our country, he reads. . The aim of the research was not to find people willing to participate in the Forum’s program as “contenders”. However, this video has, as unintentionally as obviously, had the opposite effect.. We have to take note. So, we have a duty to apologize to all those who have felt, even indirectly, offended.

A serious disease, on the rise after the pandemic

Deny food, hide it, spit it out. Overeating and vomiting. To check the weight. Compensate for the feeling of inner fragility and helplessness in relationships with others and towards the external reality that one is unable to control. With the pandemic, eating disorders have erupted, affecting fewer and fewer children under the age of 14 in 90% of female cases. Even today, this problem bears the brunt of the prejudices that mortify those who suffer from it and make it difficult to organize care. They must be considered for what they are: a serious and chronic disease, with complex symptoms and many causes. No, they are not a temporary thing to do on their own. No, they are not a whim or a request for attention. No, they are not a way to put their mother and father in check, or to punish them. No, they are not a matter of vanity. Eating disorders are real psychiatric disorders and have nothing “glamorous” about them – we read on Maruska Albertazzi’s Facebook page. Eating disorders are bad and bad. And they are diseases. It will repeat until it runs out. Diseases. The Instituto Superior de Salud (Iss) has mapped out 91 public centers throughout the country: 48 in the North, 14 in the Center and 29 between the South and the Islands. The map is available online ( and also shows the contacts to be able to call and the type of interventions proposed in each installation.

June 22, 2022 (change June 23, 2022 | 8:02 AM)

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