Chilean minister accepting sex doll as gift stirs controversy

The sex doll was given to Cespedes at a dinner hosted by the Association of Exporters and Manufacturers (ASEXMA) on Tuesday night

Chilean minister accepting sex doll as gift stirs controversy

Chilean Minister Luis Felipe Céspedes stirred controversy after he accepted a gift of an air filled sex doll at a formal event and was even criticised by the country's president itself. The minister has apologised for it and clarified that he was shocked at that time.


The sex doll was given to Cespedes at a dinner hosted by the Association of Exporters and Manufacturers (ASEXMA) on Tuesday night. A card was seen taped to the mouth of it saying “
to stimulate the economy.



Images from the event showed the minister economy, development and tourism smiling for pictures with his new present.



The picture went viral in Social media and many termed it “shameful” and “offensive to all of Chile,” as well as having “attacked the dignity of women.”

Chilean President Michelle Bachelet, the country’s first female president responded to the outrage saying the incident cannot be tolerated.

“The struggle for respect for all women has been a guiding principle of my two administrations. What happened at the dinner of Asexma cannot be tolerated,” Bachelet tweeted on Monday.


Céspedes issued an apology following Bachelet's tweet at a press conference and told reporters:  “I was taken by surprise, and my reaction was not appropriate.


ASEXMA President Roberto Fantuzzi has a reputation of presenting guests with weird gifts at annual dinner. Senator Alejandro Guillier, the expected presidential candidate for elections in 2017, was given a hobby horse to help him “catch up with other candidates.”

Guillier who posed with Cespedes and his gift expressed his regret over the incident and tweeted saying he “condemns all kinds of discrimination and violence based on gender.”

Fantuzzi also apologised and said in social media “a wife, daughters and granddaughters, it was never intended to generate violence against women.”

It is unknown if Céspedes is still in possession of the gift.