Madonna: ‘Silvio Berlusconi is unsuited to govern Italy’

Singer also posts video response to her hydrangeas incident at Venice Film Festival

Madonna has slammed Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, branding him “unsuited to govern Italy”.

The singer, who is of Italian-American descent, made the remark during a recent visit to the Venice Film Festival during the unveiling of her new movie WE. “What do I think about Berlusconi? I wouldn’t like to talk about it now. But didn’t The Economist say it all?” she told Oggi magazine. She was referring to a recent issue of The Economist in which a picture of the Italian PM accompanied the headline ‘The man who screwed an entire country’.

Berlusconi is due to go on trial later this month for allegedly having sex with an underage prostitute.

Meanwhile, Madonna has posted a video up online in response to an incident at the festival which saw a fan hand her a bunch of flowers before the singer whispered into her mic, which was still switched on during a press conference, “I absolutely loathe hydrangeas. He obviously doesn’t know that.”

In the tongue-in-cheek clip she feigns apology to the flowers, before snapping, flinging them on the floor and grinding her feet into them. Scroll down and click below to watch the video.