Montserrat Boix, RTVE’s Equality, Inclusion and Diversity delegate, has announced her resignation on X. The reason is the victory of ‘Zorra’ at the Benidorm Fest.
On this social network he explained: «I have resigned because I cannot assume this position. My first job as a delegate was to change the bases of the Benidorm Fest by order of José Manuel Pérez Tornero after the ‘SloMo’ controversy. I apologize to the victims of gender violence. Zorra is not empowerment for women or feminism. With the ‘SloMo’ controversy, she refers to the moment when it was said that the Chanel song encouraged prostitution.
According to El País, RTVE sources have indicated that Montserrat Boix had already confirmed her departure from the public entity prior to the election of the Spanish representative for Eurovision 2024. Furthermore, they remember that this is not the official position of RTVE and they consider that this is “a way of creating an artificial controversy by someone who has been against the trans law of the Pedro Sánchez Government.” The video for ‘Zorra’ is dedicated to the activist Manuela Trasobares.
I have resigned because I cannot assume this position. My first job as a delegate was to change the bases of BenidormFest by mandate of @1JMPTornero after SloMo controversy. I apologize to the victims of #genderviolence. Zorra is neither empowerment for women, nor feminism
— Montserrat Boix (@montserratboix) February 9, 2024
Podcast: Benidorm Fest 2024, ageism and synth-pop