The Swiss press is reporting that, while in Locarno, Italian trio Il Volo devastated their hotel room, smearing urine and feces on the walls. Il Volo strongly deny the scandalous accusations and have threatened to level a lawsuit for defamation.
Yes, Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto and Gianluca Ginoble find themselves in the spotlight but for all the wrong reasons. As Ticino News reports, the trio allegedly trashed their rooms at the Garni du Lac hotel over the weekend. The report claims that, after arriving at the hotel “with two companions” on Friday, the tenors called the three-star hotel “sh*tty” and then proceeded to ransack the rooms. After spending the night, they complained about the quality of their accommodation and moved to a five-star hotel in Ascona. To everyone’s surprise, the cleaning team found everything in disarray, urine in a bowl and feces on the walls.
Il Volo denies the allegation. Gianluca Ginoble said via Twitter that the news is not true and that they have sought advice from their legal team.
@stanzaselvaggia Questa notizia non risponde a verità.Abbiamo già dato mandato al nostro legale! Roba da pazzi!C’è troppa cattiveria in giro
— Gianluca Il Volo (@GianGinoble) September 29, 2015
Meanwhile, the trio’s PR Danilo Ciotti claims that the tenors were allergic to the carpet in the rooms, which was the object of their complaint concerning the accommodation. This, however, does not explain the alleged vandalism. The press officer vehemently denies the accusations as well, saying it was a misunderstanding.
Gianluca tweeted again today: “Mamma mia, the envy of some people!! Ugh…”
Mamma mia quanta gente invidiosa!! Bha… — Gianluca Il Volo (@GianGinoble) September 29, 2015
While we take a moment to wrap our head around this unexpected scandal, what do y’all make of this? If proven guilty, will this make you change your “Grande Amore” for Il Volo? If not, you can show your support for the guys with the hashtag #iostoconilvolo (I stand with Il Volo).