On the run up to the elections, France’s film icon Brigitte Bardot came out strongly against Emmanuel Macron, telling her fellow countrymen not to vote for him in France’s presidential election on Sunday, saying you can see his lack of compassion in “the coldness of his steel eyes”.
Well, yes, he does look and behave like an EU constructed robot, n’est pa?
La Bardot is eighty now, and is still revered by many in France. She doesn’t look like she did in her heyday back in the fifties and sixties but her mind is obviously still razor sharp, and she uses tweets to reach out to her followers.
Brigitte Bardot originally came out as a supporter of Marine Le Pen at the beginning of the year. In an interview with Le Figaro that touched upon cultural issues, Ms. Bardot was asked what she thought of contemporary culture.
“We live in a period when everything is vulgar, ordinary, and mediocre,” Bardot said. “France no longer has the radiance, the majesty it had.”
When asked about Le Pen’s policies on refugees and mass migration and the Front National, she responded:
“I am very patriotic. I was raised by a father and a grandfather who fought for France and instilled in me a love of my homeland. I am not proud of what France is today… I’m not a ‘facho’ [fascist], any more than Marine Le Pen is.”
“Marine Le Pen has the will to take France in hand, to restore borders and give priority to the French.”
Brigitte Bardot is also a free speech advocate, and has been prosecuted five times for “inciting racial hatred” for remarks critical of mass Muslim immigration in France.
On one of these occasions, Bardot was convicted and fined for “decrying the loss of French identity and tradition due to the ‘multiplication of mosques while our church bells fall silent for want of priests’”.
The elections take place this Sunday.
Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen are preparing for their one-on-one televised French presidential election debate. The debate, which takes place tonight French time, is expected run more than two hours. It’s their final debate before the election.
In an incident last week oddly reminiscent of the U.S. election, there was a major demonstration by workers in a whirlpool factory in northern France whose jobs were being outsourced to Poland after they had been promised the factory would remain open if they took pay cuts. Macron met with the union representatives in a posh restaurant. And Marine Le Pen? She went directly to the workers’ demonstration, listened to them, took selfies with them and promised them that is she’s elected, she’ll make sure the factory doesn’t close.
When Macron got word of this and hurried to the demonstration, he told them that they had to expect change. Is it any wonder the workers and their families jeered at him and threw things? Can you guess who most of them will be voting for?
Those pictures and videos went viral in France, and gave Le Pen a significant boost in the polls.
While the polls show Macron ahead, the debate is expected to have an impact. So we’ll see.
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