Spanish Minister On Magaluf Mamading: ‘It Gives Women A Terrible Image’

As story reaches Spain's parliament, Nuria Riera condemns practice, and says Britons are 'educationally inadequate'…


by Sophie Wilkinson |
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Following the emergence of a video of a girl and 24 boys engaged in sex acts (s series of blink-and-you’ll-miss-’em blow jobs) at a Carnage bar crawl in Magaluf, a female Spanish minister has condemned the practice of ‘mamading’ (performing sex acts in return for drinks).

‘This sort of behaviour cannot be tolerated. It gives the Balearic Islands and women a terrible image,’ said Núria Riera, Regional Minister of Public Administration and Government Spokesperson of the Balearic Islands. As well informed as she may be on the matter, she seems to forget that there were 24 men (or boys) involved in the fun and games, too. Just like the organisers of Carnage seem to on their Twitter account. While selling tickets for their raunchy parties, they point the finger of blame at the girl involved in the public sex act, RTing abusive messages at her expense.

‘We regard it as outrageous and we have to stop it whichever way we can,’ continued Riera. ‘There are people who come with certain types of behaviour or educational patterns that needed to be fought against in the source country as well,’ The Belfast Telegraph reports her as saying. Riera also said that some British tourists are ‘educationally inadequate’. Yikes!

So, basically, this sort of Brits abroad boozed-up sexualised behaviour doesn’t come from Spain, but from the attitudes held by Brits who decide to visit these resorts. We think it’s neither here nor there (literally) and perhaps the easiest way to stop it from happening is to clamp down on the sorts of club nights where this behaviour is encouraged and goaded on by DJs and club promoters.

The problem is going to be addressed in a slightly more practical manner by the Spanish authorities: the minister of tourism for the Balearic Islands will host a summit next Thursday, which will focus on this type of incident in Magaluf, Platja de Palma in Mallorca, and Sant Antoni de Portmany in Ibiza, according to The Huffington Post.

There’s also a campaign being launched with a mind to clean up Magaluf’s seedy image, which has lead to it being too-oft nicknamed ‘Shagaluf’. Carnage Magalluf (they spell it with two Ls, don’t ask us why) are holding a press conference this Thursday.

UPDATE: The men behind Carnage Magalluf have given a press conference. Here's what they said.

Picture: Rex

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This article originally appeared on The Debrief.

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