“You are disgusting, lesbian, if I see you I’ll kill you. Don’t take that bitch home with me because I’ll cut her throat, you’re the bane of our family. ‘ And again: “I wish you a tumor, you are the ruin of the family, better a drug addict than a lesbian daughter.” These are the words that Malika Chalhy, 22 and resident of Castelfiorentino in the province of Florence, heard from her mother after her coming out at the beginning of the year. First he denounced the family, then in April he shared the audios with his mother’s insults. It is at this moment that her case has moved all of Italy: discriminated against, insulted and repudiated by her own family because she is a lesbian.
Support and a lot of solidarity from every corner of the country, shocked by the case that soon became the media. Malika Chalhy has created two fundraisers, in order to survive without a home and without a job: she received over 100 thousand euros from her fundraisers, and then promised «I will help those in need». Until the video, published a few days ago, driving a new Mercedes that trapped her in an ocean of accusations: having taken advantage of the solidarity of the Italians, having used her story to make money. Malika had initially lied about that car, claiming that it was owned by his girlfriend Camilla, only to admit that in reality the car was not his girlfriend’s but “a whim he wanted to take off.”
Since that time, Malika has been even more involved in an earthquake of hatred on social media of similar proportions to the solidarity she received a few months earlier. Enough to reply on his profile with a letter, justifying himself for the rumors released in the last two days. “They are full of things that are not true and badly told, perhaps, with the aim of making me look like the person I am not.” Malika reiterated that she had also made donations with the money from fundraising, now that she has stabilized economically far from her family and no longer needed for her – “Your help has been my salvation, you have given me the strength and the means to get my life back in hand ”- but also confirmed the history of the car. In words that users did not like: “Not having the car I needed for all the social and now working commitments that filled my days and that above all led me to travel by car for hours, and I took one , exchanging mine, which was now walking with difficulty, taking a second-hand one ». And he adds: «Yes, the car is a Mercedes, a car that allows me not to remain on foot on these long journeys that accompany me as long as possible. Considering that I don’t know what will be in my tomorrow, I am trying to find stability at a time when the earth is shaking under my feet. […] This car is part of the reconstruction of my life ». The promise is that of those who, from today, will show their life without media filters. With an invitation to ask her anything. Social media have not forgiven Malika and accuse: “He betrayed us.”