As a result of the investigations, Police Chief Marcelo Antas Falcone decided to charge Antônia Fontenelle with the Racism Act, which provides for a sentence of 1 to 3 years in prison and a fine for the crime of prejudice or discrimination.
O g1 asked for an answer to the actress by email, but got no response until 8:30 a.m. this Wednesday.
- Antônia Fontenelle is criticized after a xenophobic comment when she repudiates DJ Ivis
The videos of attacks on Pamella were posted on social media. The next day, Fontenelle took a stand against the attacks and posted the following text on social media, commenting on the topic:
“These ‘paraíbas’ are a bit successful and think they can do anything. Tomorrow I will contact the Ceará authorities to understand why this bastard was not arrested.”
Dj Ivis, who is from Paraíba, lives in Fortaleza and was arrested on 14 August. Following Fontenelle’s statements, singers, artists, celebrities, blogs and various entertainment pages criticized the use of the expression “paradise” with a negative inclination. After the criticism, he spoke again on the subject:
“This gang of digital mafia slowdowns that have nothing to do. They met to accuse me of xenophobia. Again? In a queue! They have already tried to accuse me of xenophobia. (…) Because I said “those” paraiba “when they start making some money they think they can do anything. ‘Paraiba’ I mean those who make ‘Paraiba’, it could be from the south, it could be from the north “This can be anything. If you do it, it’s a force of expression,” said the actress in a video.
The investigations were supported by the Rio de Janeiro Civil Police, which complied with a precautionary letter for the interrogation of the accused in the city of Rio de Janeiro by the Barra da Tijuca Police Station. According to information from the Civil Police, during the interrogation Antônia Fontenelle reported that she used the expressions to refer to the DJ, but she did not intend to reach the population of Paraíba or any town in the northeast, or offend groups or demonstrate superiority. He also claimed that his words were uttered at the height of his outrage.
Upon completion of the investigation, the procedure will be referred to the judicial sector for the prosecution to take appropriate action.
Even Antônia Fontenelle presented a habeas corpus with the aim of preventing the investigations from being carried out. However, the instruction requested by the lawyer was denied by the courts.
Fontenelle’s statements were criticized by several Paraíba artists and influencers, including Juliette Freire, Flay, GKay, and Chico César. “There is no such thing as“ being Paraíba ”and“ doing paraibada. ”There is no such thing as being Paraíba, of which I am very proud,” Juliette said.
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