por Bárbara Bom Angelo
Deu no The Guardian de hoje:
The great Brazilian moustache revolution
Voters angry at the scandals surrounding José Sarney, president of the Brazilian senate, are turning to a bizarre form of online protest – sporting their own versions of his trademark moustache
Once they were symbols of power and sophistication. From Hulk Hogan to Adolf Hitler, Albert Einstein to Edward Elgar, the moustache was everywhere. But today, with facial hair in the fashion doldrums, the moustache is taking on a new role in public life – as a vehicle for protest.
For proof, look no further than Brazil, where voters have created the “greve de bigode” or “moustache strike” to register their fury at the country’s latest political scandal. The campaign calls on disgruntled Brazilians to grow moustaches and post their photographs on a blog (tiremobigode.blogspot.com).
The moustaches are a reference to José Sarney, the president of Brazil’s senate, who is currently afflicted by allegations of nepotism and embezzlement, and is famous for the bushy clump of hair that adorns his upper lip. Protesters say that they will only start shaving again when the senate gets rid of its president.
Para quem não entende inglês, o jornal britânico The Guardian fez reportagem sobre um manifesto que está rolando na internet. Os publicitários Ricardo Silveira e Viton Araújo criaram o blog Greve de Bigode para fazer uma bem humorada pressão para que José Sarney saia do comando do Senado. E lá reúnem fotos de várias pessoas e seus bigodes. O slogan “só tiro o meu quando o Senado tirar o dele” resume bem a coisa toda.
Quer participar? Basta enviar uma foto sua com um bigode real ou fictício para o e-mail email@example.com.