Jared Leto says he was ‘tearful’ at Italian COVID pass protest
Jared Leto said he received tear gas during a recent protest against the COVID-19 pass in Rome.
The protest took place on October 9 and was against a government campaign to make the COVID-19 Green Pass mandatory for all workers.
Leto is currently in the city and was caught in the streets when violence between the police and the public broke out. The actor turned to Instagram stories to document the clash.
“I got caught in a protest in Italy,” he wrote, as reported via Metro. “From what I understood, these were vaccine / green pass warrants.”
In another slide he wrote: “I got tear gas, then I called it a night.”
One fan was able to capture the story and relay it via Twitter.
Jared Leto 30 seconds from Mars caught in anti vax protest in Italy pic.twitter.com/gSl4bVarXe
– Rosie🍷 (@ battleaxeBrit1) October 9, 2021
Leto will next be seen on screens in Ridley Scott’s fashion biopic. Gucci House facing Lady Gaga.
Gaga plays Patrizia Reggiani, the ex-wife of Maurizio Gucci, himself grandson of Guccio Gucci, founder of the eponymous luxury fashion brand. In real life, Maurizio was shot in 1995 and Reggiani was convicted of ordering her murder in 1998. She was released from prison in 2014.
Leto plays Paolo, the son of the former boss of the fashion house Aldo Gucci, who is portrayed by Al Pacino in the film.
The role required Leto to don a bald cap, facial prostheses and a big costume. He shared a first glimpse of the character in July.
– JARED LETO (@JaredLeto) July 29, 2021
The development of Gucci House has been heavily criticized by the Gucci family. Patrizia Gucci, descendant of founding father Guccio Gucci said The Associated Press: “We are really disappointed. I speak on behalf of the family.
She added, “They steal a family’s identity to make a profit, to increase the income of the Hollywood system… Our family has an identity, a privacy. We can talk about everything. but there is a border which cannot be crossed.