by Candida Morvillo
From the 2010 World Cup song to sarcasm on stage and on social media The end of a freely sung love
“You traded a Rolex for a Casio” is now the best sentence a betrayed woman can say to the scammer. Plus, it’s democratic, accessible to everyone, not just those who slip their ex’s Rolex out of a locker. Shakira, who sings her to Gerard Piqué, who is guilty of dating after twelve years of love and two children with a twenty-two year old, collects Ola around the world. Women praise her on social media and in two days the video of Bzrp Music Sessions #53 had ninety million views on Youtube. It’s as if the former footballer betraying a self-made global icon and replacing her with a girl 23 years his junior has betrayed and insulted all those worthy women who try every day to keep their careers and family together.
To “You traded a Rolex for a Casio”, Piqué replied “pero un Casio es para siempre”, it is forever. He did it live on Twitch and sported one for $30 on his wrist as the watch company was quick to capitalize on unexpected publicity by sponsoring the Kings League organized in Spain by the former Barça and national team star. However – it’s likely – Piqué didn’t accumulate for the whole tournament what Shakira earned in one day. Today the second best sentence in the world when you’ve been scammed is: “You traded a Ferrari for a Twingo”. Here Renault raged with the tweets “Shakira, the Twingo will always love you” but also “the Twingo is high-fidelity, not like someone’s heart”.
A woman cheated on with a girl half her age can go to a psychologist and spend a lot of money, or she can scratch the fedigrapher’s car and pay a lot of damages, or, if her name is Shakira, she can write a song, do it known all over the world and earn a lot of money with it. “Women don’t cry anymore, women do the math,” sings the Colombian pop star, which has become a neo-feminist anthem. The few who say on social media that it is not nice to defame the father of his children in this way are silenced by those who remember he was the first to hurt the family. In short, if revenge porn infuriates, revenge song excites.
Shakira, a $300 million pink empowerment icon (while he’s “only” 80), forgives everything, including contesting the young woman who took Piqué away: “She’s just like you, uh uh uh … I’ve outdated you and that’s why you’re with someone like you, uh uh uh». Shakira who doesn’t cry, Shakira who says “I’m worth two 22s” or “a she-wolf can’t be with a beginner” and also “you do a lot of sport, but you also train your brain a bit” all take revenge Women for younger, less brilliant, less demanding and calmer lovers.
The pop star and the defender have loved each other since she waka waka at the South African World Cup, which he won. It was she who tweeted a photo of them holding hands: “I present you my sun”. First escape in Cernobbio, Lake Como. Then she wrote Me enamoré for him: “I’ve fallen in love… Look how beautiful that little round mouth is, I like that stubble… I’ll have ten children with you”. They managed to have Milan born in 2013 and Sasha in 2015. The marriage never happened, although they always defined themselves as husband and wife. The separation dates back to last summer. “You left me with my mother-in-law as a neighbor,” she sings now. And Bzrp follows two more singles on the same theme. In Monotonia she says: “You left me because of your narcissism”; in Te felicito: «I congratulate you, you seemed sincere, but now I know you are lying». The “Betrayal Trilogy” has already racked up 650 million streams on Spotify in one month, paving Piqué and the 616 million streams of the waka waka they fell in love with.
January 15, 2023 (change January 15, 2023 | 07:14)
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