Abbie Chatfield outrages Italian media after slamming ‘sexist’ tradition: ‘All these angry Italian men after me’


Abbie Chatfield has copped criticism from Italian men after publically calling out a “sexist tradition” while holidaying in the country.

The outspoken influencer, 26, was shocked when she went out for dinner with her boyfriend, and only her boyfriend’s menu had prices.

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The podcaster and her reality TV star boyfriend Konrad Bien-Stephens had gone to dinner at a fancy restaurant in Venice.

Her menu displayed the list of meals with no prices, but Konrad’s had prices next to each menu item.

Still at the restaurant, a shocked Abbie had a rant on TikTok about the “sexist” tradition.

Abbie in Venice. Credit: Abbie Chatfield /Instagram

“Only men get a menu with prices? PATRIARCHY,” she captioned the video.

Abbie later shared that her rant sparked a bombardment of angry messages from local men, despite admitting she’s “unknown” in the country.

The podcaster explained how many men informed her it was “tradition” and that she needed to “respect” their custom.

But these justifications did not impress Abbie.

Abbie’s Instagram stories.
Abbie’s Instagram stories. Credit: Abbie Chatfield/Instagram

“I have made the Italian news because I spoke about getting a menu without prices and now I have lots of angry Italian men in my DMs saying I need to ‘get some class’ because I dared say I should know how much I’m paying,” Abbie said on her Instagram stories.

Abbie went on to joke that her rant had the two of them “kicked out of Italy.”

Later she posted stories published by the local Italian news about the ordeal.

She observed that while many men were calling her opinion “ignorant” and asked her to “go home,” Italian women took her side in the matter.

“It’s definitely wrong and it needs to change,” one local woman messaged her.

Abbie’s rant on Instagram.
Abbie’s rant on Instagram. Credit: Abbie Chatfield/Instagram

“Thank you for talking about this,” said another.

“A lot of sexist men in my DM’s are saying it’s not about gender but it’s also about a lady’s menu – so it is about gender, it’s sexist, the whole notion is sexist… get a grip,” Abbie said.

This is not the first time Abbie has been called out on this trip to Italy.

Aussies back home called out the podcaster for appearing “privileged” and “tone deaf” for appearing to complain about her lavish holiday.

You can see in part where she’s coming from, not trying to flaunt her fancy trip too much and appear more relatable to followers.

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But some were rubbed the wrong way by this, interpreting it as Abbie complaining about her luxurious trip, when most Australians haven’t been able to travel in the past two years.

On Instagram, Abbie complained about certain aspects of the holiday, saying she ditched the airport business lounge because the “vibes” were better in the main airport bar.

In Venice, where their hotel room purportedly costs $15,000 a night, Abbie complained about the food.

“Lesson learnt from this trip: Rich people and ‘rich’ experiences are boring,” she captioned one video.

“Just FYI. Get me to a gelato shop stat.”

From Abbie Chatfield’s Instagram stories.
From Abbie Chatfield’s Instagram stories. Credit: Instagram/Abbie Chatfield

“Please just appreciate these things because there are so many of us who will never get the chance,” one person wrote on Twitter.

“I like Abbie but this isn’t cool,” another wrote.

“Stop complaining about your super expensive trip!

“Just own it! This is not a ‘haha I’m so relatable’ thing.”

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