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Nova publicació: Offshoring & leaking: Cristiano Ronaldo’s tax evasion, and celebrity in neoliberal times

Nova publicació: Offshoring & leaking: Cristiano Ronaldo’s tax evasion, and celebrity in neoliberal times

L'article ha estat publicat a Popular Communication: The International Journal of Media and Culture, dins el monogràfic Global Politics of Celebrity

21.04.2021

Imatge inicial

Aquest article resumeix la recerca feta amb Ana Jorge (Universidade Lusófona) i Luis LM. Aguiar (University of British Columbia) sobre els discursos sobre els impostos i la desigualtat emesos al voltant de l'escàndol sobre l'evasió fiscal del futbolista Cristiano Ronaldo. 

Aquest és l'abstract de l'article: 

This article examines how the news media framed the allegations made in 2016 against Cristiano Ronaldo for evading taxes through offshores, and how audiences discussed this online, in Portugal, where he is originally from, and Spain, where he played football at the time. These countries were amidst an “austerity culture” justifying welfare cuts, promoting entrepreneurialism as “success”, and presenting neoliberal policies as “common sense”. Our analysis reveals Ronaldo portrayed as a member of the economic elite criticized for the high earnings of football players and celebrity tax privileges; as an ungrateful immigrant who does not contribute enough to society; and as “one like us” maneuvering to evade taxes. The comparative analysis shows audiences had double standards based on their feelings toward the celebrity, and they interpreted this case positively or negatively in relation to the inefficiency of the fiscal and justice systems in Southern Europe.

Jorge, A., Oliva, M., & Aguiar L. M. (2021). Offshoring & leaking: Cristiano Ronaldo’s tax evasion, and celebrity in neoliberal times. Popular Communication: The International Journal of Media and Culture, 19(3), 178-192. https://doi.org/10.1080/15405702.2021.1913491

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