Debanhi parents denounce Platanito

Victoria Felix/Reform Agency

Friday, November 25, 2022 | 08:38

Mexico City.- Debanhi Escobar’s parents filed a formal complaint with Conapred against comedian Sergio Verduzco, “Platanito”, for the joke he made about the young woman’s death.

In a video, Mario Escobar and Dolores Bazaldúa reported that they proceeded legally against the comedian in order to set a precedent so that those who have suffered a loss due to violence against women are not revictimized.

“Here we want to set a precedent in which we support the eradication of violence against women,” said Escobar.

Although the comedian has already made a public apology for this case on his social networks, the complaint asked Conapred to determine the guidelines that it should follow to make a new one.

“In the apologies, in my opinion, rather, it seemed to me an advertising strategy on his part, so, we are going to determine based on the Conapred what those apologies would be like,” added Debanhi’s father.

The Council was also asked to force the comedian and his production team to take courses with a gender perspective and human rights, as well as to monitor their next presentations so that no other comment is made on the case, in addition to applying a public reprimand. .

The young woman’s family asked that the comedian disseminate in his shows the administrative measures that may be imposed and repair the damage by allocating a percentage of the income obtained in his presentations to a charity against gender violence. .

“Conapred is the one that is going to consider the admonishment that should be given to this citizen that he should not play with the feelings of people, with the pain of others,” Bazaldúa said.

The complaint was triggered by a video that circulated on social networks where Platanito is heard making a joke in which he related the way in which Debanhi was found dead and the water crisis that devastated Monterrey.

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