The Italian American ONE VOICE Coalition has reached out to Mr. Scaramucci hoping to speak with him on this extremely sensitive issue!
He’s loud, brash and vulgar. He also does notrepresent us.
“Let’s be clear. Anthony Scaramucci in no way represents the 25-million Italian Americans who are hard working, law abiding and respectful,” says Italian American One Voice Coalition Executive Board member Andre DiMino (www.iaovc.org).
Scaramucci, who was appointed White House Communications Director, has come under fire in the last several days for his vulgar language and harsh manner. Some within and outside the Trump administration have denounced his actions as undignified.
“The concern for us is that as an Italian American Scramucci’s persona will generate skits and other comedy on broadcast TV and elsewhere in which mob themes will be used,” says DiMino. “We have seen this movie before. The fall-back for lazy comedy writers is if he’s Italian he needs to be portrayed as mobbed up. The fact that the news media has begun calling him ‘The Mooch, I believe, is a prelude to this.”
Scaramucci just this week was quoted in New Yorker Magazine referring to his colleagues in vulgar terms.
“This is not about politics. We are simply putting those who influence young and old on notice that our members, and members of other associated Italian-American groups, will not tolerate more mob themed references when it comes to Scaramucci.
- Why is the Italian American One Voice Coalition concerned?
- Should it be?
- What’s wrong with mob theme comedy?
- What should people do if they find these mob references offensive?
MEET ANDRE DIMINO
Andre DiMino is the CEO of medical device company ADMTronics in Bergen County, NJ. He is also an Executive Board member of the Italian American One Voice Coalition. Andre is often seen and heard on major market and network broadcast radio and TV discussing issues affecting this nation’s 25-million Italian Americans. (www.iaovc.org).