Late Thursday morning (18), Belo was released from jail. For those who did not follow the unfolding of the latest facts, Derê’s singer had been arrested in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday (17), after doing a clandestine show on Saturday (13) at a state school in Complexo da Maré, north of Rio de Janeiro, causing much agglomeration in times of pandemic.
Marcello Pires Vieira, Belo, pocketed R $ 65 thousand of payment from the Gold Series production company for the controversial presentation. The police investigation testifies that the classrooms of Ciep 326 Professor César Pernetta were used as cabins, without any authorization from the Rio de Janeiro State Department of Education – which, in turn, accuses the event of invading the building public. The Department of Health was also not notified of the show.
Upon leaving, the music star was welcomed on the street as a hero and heard shouts of “I love you” from the fans gathered at the jail door next to the press, after the release permit issued by Judge Milton Fernandes.
It is obvious that Belo is wrong to put on a show and gather people in the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic, which has killed more than a thousand Brazilians a day. However, he is just as wrong as organizers and fans who attended the presentation.
It is worth remembering that Belo is not the only one to promote events with agglomerations in Brazil today. Back in Brasília, from what we see on the news and on the networks, crowding has already become a new fashion among the powerful and their palatial pals, without anyone being taken to sleep behind bars as they did with Belo. Why is only Belo going to jail?
This columnist goes weekly, by force of work activity, to the Brás neighborhood, in the central region of São Paulo. There, it is as if the pandemic had never existed, with frantic passersby and crowded by sidewalks, shops and bars, except when the late afternoon flood and everything floods.
But, just let the fetid water go down, and they are all back, even more electric in their purchases, with most of the street vendors and announcers without a mask, howling droplets of saliva at pedestrians. Of course, the most conscientious salespeople wear a mask, but only cover their mouths, keeping their noses out.
To set a new example for his millions of fans, on leaving the jail, Belo showed to be more conscious and used a mask. However, due to these ironies in Brazil, his release from prison for causing agglomeration ended up generating another agglomeration, this time of reporters, photographers, cinematographers and fans, who pressed themselves to hear the words of Gracyanne Barbosa’s husband.
In fact, in this whole story, when making a point of visiting him in jail, with a quick pit stop to defend him in front of the paparazzi on duty at the prison door, Gracyanne Barbosa was equal to Viviane Araújo, Belo’s famous ex who was the same in the past and today he spends his holidays in a paradisiacal hotel in Bahia, far from this story that moved Brazil.