Italian anchorwoman criticised (again) for wearing a crucifix on air

Italian anchorwoman Marina Nalesso, who presents the news on one of Italy’s main public channel TG1, has been criticised again for wearing a crucifix on air while reading the news. The controversy exploded on social media as some Twitter users accused the Italian journalist to be inappropriately wearing a religious symbol on a public channel, Corriere della Sera reports.

To defend the anchorwoman, politicians and members of religious communities (both Christian and Jewish) immediately started the hashtag #IoStoConMarinaNalesso (I stand with Marina Nalesso).

Italian MEP and head of Forza Italia (EPP) Elisabetta Gardini accused the critics of Christianophobia. The vice president of the Youth of Italian Jewish community tweeted that “as Jew I don’t feel offended”