In Rome, an opera that depicts Tony Blair, George W. Bush, former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi, French President Jacques Chirac and Russian President Vladimir Putin dancing in their underwear has been cancelled.
Why? Not entirely because of that particular scene:
La Scala spokesman Carlo Maria Cella said Friday the scene “was only part of the problem, and a small part.”
If I were one of these actors clad in tight underwear, I’d be more than a little offended by that statement.