BUENOS AIRES, Argentina -- Italian Parliament member and former porn star Ilona Staller has offered to submit to rape by Iraq President Saddam Hussein in return for the release of Westerners held in Iraq and Kuwait.
The offer from Staller, 35, went beyond her statement earlier this week that she would make love with Saddam to resolve the crisis in the Middle East.
'I would let him (Saddam Hussein) rape me in exchange for freedom for the hostages,' Staller, 35 -- better known as 'Cicciolina,' or 'Little Toy,' from her days as a pornography star -- said at news conference Tuesday.
Staller, a parliamentary deputy for the Radical Italian Party, is on a weeklong visit to Buenos Aires for a series of nightclub and television appearances.
Her appearances -- and her exposing of her breasts for photographers -- have provoked a morality backlash in Argentina.
Leon Guinsburg, head of the Federal Committee of Radio and Television Diffusion, issued a statement published in newspapers Wednesday accusing the media of sponsoring a 'proliferation' of scenes that 'visualized nudity and situations that depart from good taste.'
The warning appeared to be prompted by a television broadcast of a news conference in which Cicciolina posed with breasts exposed at the request of Argentine photographers.
Movies with nudity and sex scenes are carried daily on Argentine television, but they are not permitted until after 10 p.m.
The Christian Alliance of Evangelical Churches of the Argentine Republic issued a statement Tuesday complaining about 'exhibitionist attitudes by the Italian deputy' and criticizing the media for 'playing along.'