Leading members of the PN’s youth wing and an outspoken Junior Minister have taken serious shots at each other under a TikTok video celebrating Maltese women.
The video, which is part of the ‘Buss It’ trend focused around a snippet from Nelly’s hit single ‘Hot In Here’, typically reveals women at their best following a switch-up and drop in the song.
Reforms Junior Minister Rosianne Cutajar uploaded her own version, showing women doing housework before the drop, and then showed images of four female figures after: former President Marie Louise Coleiro, Cutajar herself, MEP Josianne Cutajar, and Superintendent of Public Health Charmaine Gauci.
The video was captioned: “where sexists think women should be” vs “where we actually should be”.
However, her comment sections was quickly filled with commentators asking where Maltese MEP and Vice President of the European Commission Roberta Metsola was.
“You should have added Roberta Metsola,” said one person, with Cutajar responding: “Do one yourself and include whoever you wish. Thank you”.
“We don’t show the woman with the highest career though, do we?” said another commentator.
Soon enough, people were bringing up the allegations that she had accepted €50,000 in cash from suspected murderer Yorgen Fenech.
The comment section really heated up when rising PN star Eve Borg Bonello entered the fray.
“Musumeci said that you want charismatic women, because you killed the last one that fought for the truth. You beg Yorgen for money and then you have the gall to say you are liberal,” Borg Bonello said.
“Beg? Are you serious?” Cutajar shot back. “I don’t need to say I’m liberal, my work speaks for itself. You aren’t saying that the PN are liberal now are you?”
“You never denied doing business and having intimate relations with someone publicly being investigated for murder,” Borg Bonello responded, alongside a sparkly emoji.
“Since you like delving into other people’s private lives, did you ask Jason Azzopardi who he has or has not had relationships with?”
The back and forth kept on, with Cutajar saying Malta had rejected this type of personal politics, while Borg Bonello told Cutajar to stop “playing dress up” as if she was popular US politician Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
Other people chimed in, bringing up everything from gender quotas to Alex Agius Saliba’s clothes.