The special secretary of Culture, Regina Duarte, abruptly ended an interview with a TV station when confronted with criticisms by another actress on how she is helping the artistic class during the pandemic.
"What do you get out of it? Who are you digging up a line from Maitê [Proença] from two months ago? I don't want to hear it. She has my phone. I had so much to talk about, you guys are digging up dead people", said Regina as she ended the interview granted on Thursday (7) to the broadcaster CNN Brasil.
She was irritated when the broadcaster showed a video sent on Thursday by actress Maitê asking the secretary to provide solutions for the artistic class amid the pandemic.
Asked about the deaths during the dictatorship by the interviewer, Regina downplayed it. "Man, I'm sorry, humanity doesn't stop dying. If you talk about life on the side, there is death," she said.
The reporter then asked the secretary about the deaths and tortures of the military period. "Stalin, how many deaths. Hitler, how many deaths?"
"I don't want to drag a cemetery of the dead on my back, I'm light, I'm alive, we're alive. Let's stay alive. Why look back? Those who drag coffin cords don't live," she said.
At this moment, Regina said that there was a certain "morbidity" due to the pandemic of the new coronavirus. "I think it has a morbidity right now. Covid-19 is bringing unbearable morbidity."
Asked for being silent in the face of the death of several artists since taking office in March this year, Regina also downplayed and said that she did not want to work on "obituaries" in the ministry.
Translated by Kiratiana Freelon