I think his statement is pretty well thought out actually. I bet he did have a problem with it.
That seems to be some kind of shock value thing. I don't speak Italian so I don't know what she's saying, but I suspect that whoever came up with that knew it was gonna cause shit to fly, and that was the point - and it was over the line.
It's probably smart not to give them more attention. No matter how satisfying it would be.