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Giuseppe Povia
Povia a Sanremo 2009.jpg
Born Giuseppe Povia
(1972-11-19) 19 November 1972 (age 45)
Milan, Italy
Occupation Singer
Height 1.72 m (5 ft 8 in)

Giuseppe Povia (born November 19, 1972), better known just as Povia, is an Italian rock singer-songwriter.


Born in Milan, he began teaching himself guitar. He taught himself how to play music by ear; by the time he was 20, he began to compose music. In 1999 he enrolled in the Academy of Sanremo where he met Giancarlo Bigazzi.

In his songs, Povia frequently takes on social issues. In 2003 he addressed bulimia with his song Mia sorella. In 2005 his single "Avamposto 55" talked about the children of Darfur. In 2006 he produced the album I bambini fanno: Oh from which the proceeds were used in a campaign he started to build hospitals in Darfur. It sold 200,000 copies and received special accolades from Sony BMG.

In 2009 he won second place in the 59th Sanremo Music Festival with his song "Luca era gay". Despite the media initially thinking that the song was about Luca Tolve, a man who allegedly has been reversing his homosexuality following the therapies of Joseph Nicolosi.,[1] Povia has declared the song is about a man called Massimiliano whom he met on a train from Milan to Rome. During the train ride the man told Povia his personal story about having been gay, but now being married with children.[2]

Statements against immigration[edit]

In May 2013, Povia criticized Cécile Kyenge on Facebook stating that "if you take the problems of non-EU citizens to heart by giving them priority in a country like Italy, then it annoys me too. Italy must be managed by Italians. [...] If this continues, Italy will go to the Chineses." In July 2017, Povia praised the launch of a Molotov cocktail against a hotel property of the Italian entrepreneur Valerio Ponchiardi guilty of hosting 35 refugees. Povia called this action a patriotic act.

Povia also supported the existence of a "Kalergi plan" for the substitution of the European peoples through also false quotations to Kalergi himself.[3][4][5]

Misinformation allegations[edit]


Povia declared that chemtrails exist and reported their danger.[6][7][8]


Povia proposed, on several occasions, a pseudoscientific theory to explain why earthquakes occur[9]. The theory in question asserts that the large number of people on earth (7 billion) can produce earthquakes with their movement. But it has been repeatedly demonstrated, scientifically, that even if each person on the planet were clustered together, this would not lead to any earthquake, given that the total weight has a mass that is too dilated and distributed to cause an earthquake[10][11].


Povia has repeatedly expressed opposition to the vaccines[12] and, in addition to believing in the correlation between vaccines and autism (mistakenly described by him as "brain damage"[13]), justifies its use only by virtue of social emergencies as (according to him) mass immigration or poor food[14].

Povia himself has supported the free vax movement (which many associate with a gimmick to avoid being accused of antivaccinism[15][16][17]).


  1. ^ Gay row hits Sanremo festival Group threatens to disrupt event over 'gay convert' song Archived 2011-10-07 at the Wayback Machine.
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  3. ^ Povia: "Cecile Kyenge ministro dell'integrazione? Se si continua così l'Italia andrà in mano ai cinesi"
  4. ^ Povia le canta alla Kyenge Lei si corregge sullo ius soli
  5. ^ Pure il cantante Povia contro il ministro Kyenge
  6. ^ "Povia contro il parroco di Trezzano sul Naviglio - neXt Quotidiano". neXt Quotidiano. 31 August 2017. Retrieved 27 September 2017. 
  7. ^ "Le scie chimiche di Romina Power e altre bufale vip". Wired. 14 November 2014. Retrieved 27 September 2017. 
  8. ^ "La provocazione di Povia: 'Mi metto nudo, sono le cose che piacciono ai ritardati'". Music Fanpage. Retrieved 27 September 2017. 
  9. ^ "L'Aquila, la scossa della corruzione cinque anni dopo il sisma". Corriere della Sera. Retrieved 10 July 2017. 
  10. ^ "Povia: "La causa dei terremoti? Sette miliardi di persone che si muovono" - Tgcom24". Tgcom24. Retrieved 10 July 2017. 
  11. ^ Mediaset. "Video Lucignolo 2.0: Povia e la teoria sui terremoti - SERVIZI | MEDIASET ON DEMAND". Video Mediaset. Retrieved 10 July 2017. 
  12. ^ "Quando il VIP diventa complottista: la top 10 delle celebrità cospirazioniste [VIDEO]". International Business Times. 5 December 2014. Retrieved 31 March 2017. 
  13. ^ "Quando il VIP diventa complottista: la top 10 delle celebrità cospirazioniste [VIDEO]". International Business Times. 5 December 2014. Retrieved 31 March 2017. 
  14. ^ "«Obbligo vaccini è tso ai bambini» bufera sul post Facebook di Povia". Retrieved 23 May 2017. 
  15. ^ BARTOLUCCI, PATRIZIA (8 July 2017). "Pesaro, la carica dei 10mila 'free-vax' al parco Miralfiore - il Resto del Carlino". il Resto del Carlino. Retrieved 9 July 2017. 
  16. ^ "Vaccini, corteo no-vax a Roma: "Libertà di scelta". Manifestazioni anche a Merano - FOTO". Il Fatto Quotidiano. 11 June 2017. Retrieved 9 July 2017. 
  17. ^ "11 GIUGNO : La manifestazione dei "FREE VAX" . Ma non chiamateli "NO VAX" –". Retrieved 9 July 2017.