In the past few weeks, Mietta was at the center of the controversy during the live broadcast at “dancing with the Stars“. The singer and new dancer – already eliminated and ready to return to the competition in two weeks for the repechage – immediately contracted Covid and following a question from the juror Wild Lucarelli (“Did you get the vaccine?”) Hesitated. TO FqMagazine Mietta wanted to explain her version of events and the reason for the uncertainty that exposed her to criticism from all sides. “Today I want to respond to all the ignoble attacks that have come to me on social media. Let’s start with a clear and unambiguous fact: Selvaggia Lucarelli’s question was legitimate”.
How are you today?
I am fine, I have recovered from Covid and have just returned from an operation that went well.
Why didn’t he answer the famous question?
For my part, there is no opposition to the vaccine. Retracing what happened to me I was not attacked by Selvaggia – who asked his legitimate question – but from keyboard lions and more. I was in a small room alone, confused because it all happened quickly after the swab. I had no certainties. Live on Rai Uno I just showed an excess of confidentiality in front of a specific request. The same confidentiality that I have in my private life. This is why I invited people to talk about it in private, precisely because there was something at stake that I would have gladly kept to myself.
I’ve never had a good relationship with drugs. If I have a toothache I keep it and so does the headache. When I thought about getting the vaccine, I found myself in a flood of information that came to me every day. For me who suffer from panic attacks it was something that upset me a lot.
Were you afraid?
A little when I read the vaccine leaflet with all the information. I was not happy and I had just returned from anaphylactic shock. I was out of breath. So I was just scared. The only way to reassure me would have been to do some investigations. Then I also had an intervention planned. But I repeat, they were and are personal things. People suffering from panic attacks need to be accompanied gently. I just wanted to wait my time because I had to face my tests to be calm and proceed with the vaccine.
What did you learn from that live episode?
I didn’t want to appear weak at that moment and instead we must admit that when there are difficulties we must not be afraid to bring out the weaknesses.
What bothered you the most?
Keyboard lions, bullying, people who don’t know the problem and don’t know what’s going on in a person’s head and talk freely. There is a social tension in place that makes you vomit on both sides. I don’t count for anything, but I notice that all this social tension is pouring out everywhere from condominiums to bars, to couple relationships. The population is divided into two categories: the humble people and the dispensers or sheriffs of morality. If science says vaccines have to be done, perfect is fine! But there are also situations of anxiety generated by poorly managed information.
Would you act differently in hindsight?
I have never said that Covid does not exist e I’m not against the vaccine it is obvious that having tested positive, one step away from the live show of Dancing with the stars, destabilized me. It seemed to me that my life had been shamed in front of everyone. I would like to be direct and confident like Selvaggia Lucarelli, but I have a different confidentiality. I repeat and conclude: your question was legitimate.
How are relations with Rai?
It’s all OK. They acted according to company protocols and we were always buffered. The system worked correctly and the proof was that I was immediately isolated, without others getting infected.
Were your colleagues from Dancing with the Stars in solidarity?
Absolutely yes. It was something that could happen to anyone who was vaccinated or not. It happened to me. I was also very sorry because I cared a lot to make a path within the program.
Who will win?
I cheer for my friend Sabrina Salerno but Arisa also has possibilities. In third place I would have seen me. I would have loved to have been on the podium. I don’t deny it.