Years ago, the phrase “You don’t know who I am” made people break out in a cold sweat. Indeed, the word of a powerful person was often worth more than that of a simple security employee trying to sort out a mess. But since social networks exist, security cameras follow us everywhere and society’s attachment to politics has plummeted, that phrase is as scary as an episode of the Teletubbies.
Bitelchús, Bitelchús, Bitelchús, Bitelchús
Tim Burton directed ‘Bitelchus’ in 1988 and little did he know that, after the success of the film, which even saw the birth of a highly entertaining animated series, it would still be in vogue 35 years later. The director has two days left to finish shooting the sequel and the musical is touring America with success. So much so that even during a performance in Denver, a politician named Lauren Boebert, a U.S. congressional representative, was expelled for inappropriate behavior.
And by “inappropriate behavior” I don’t mean that he went barefoot or anything like that, but a succession of quite serious insults. First, he started loudly chanting the songs. And if that wasn’t enough, she started vaping like it wasn’t with her. Obviously, she was thrown out of the room while she shouted “You don’t know who I am!”. So much so that even the people in the back claimed that “we haven’t seen anyone perform like that before”.
After that night it has come to light that even more was going on: Boebert’s escort was groping her breasts, while she was grabbing his privates. And on her way out, she showed her middle finger to the bleachers. Come on, she’s a real charmer. The thing is that this has not happened in the middle of a difficult debate in Congress, but in the performance of a musical based on ‘Bitelchus’.
As the days have passed, the politician has, of course, apologized, saying that her divorce has been very hard. “These days have been difficult and humiliating, and I am truly sorry for the unwanted attention to my Sunday night,” she said to the stupefaction of those who did not expect to find musical and show, two in one.