Feminists and left-wing elected officers revolt after Macron’s feedback on Depardieu | EUROtoday

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Emmanuel Macron denounced, Wednesday December 20, a “manhunt” in opposition to Gérard Depardieu after the printed of a documentary on France 2. “There is one thing you will never see me in, those are manhunts. the man. I hate that,” mentioned the President of the Republic within the present C to you on France 5.

The actor is notably focused by two complaints in France for rape and sexual assault, and indicted in one of many two circumstances. Accusations that he refutes. The President of the Republic mentioned he was “a great admirer of Gérard Depardieu […], a huge actor.” “He made France, our great authors, our great characters known throughout the world […]he makes France proud,” continued the tenant of the Élysée.

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“Nothing is wrong with the president’s words”

These feedback brought on a robust response on the left and in ladies’s protection associations. Olivier Faure, the boss of the PS, wrote on social networks: “Violence against women, a great cause of the five-year term… This president does not believe in anything he announces, whatever the subjects. »

Contacted by BFMTV, the coordinator of La France insoumise, Manuel Bompard, estimated that “the reaction of the President of the Republic aims to make Gérard Depardieu a victim while he is accused and we have seen extremely embarrassing images” , deeming it “very shocking”.

“Emmanuel Macron’s words on the subject of Depardieu are once again an insult to the movement to free the speech of victims of sexual violence,” additionally tackled the environmentalist MP Sandrine Rousseau. “Emmanuel Macron said of Gérald Darmanin, when he was appointed to the Ministry of the Interior, that he had discussed “man to man” and that he was assured. We can clearly see the rhetoric behind it, it’s masculinist rhetoric and, in the long run, it’s aggressor rhetoric,” she denounced on RTL.

Sophie Bussière, spokesperson for environmentalists, described a President of the Republic as “chief promoter of rape culture”. Anne-Cécile Mailfert, president of the Women’s Foundation, additionally expressed her resentment: “Nothing is improper with the president’s feedback relating to Depardieu. I haven’t got sufficient of a tweet to say how outrageous that is, how despicable it’s for the victims and the way anachronistic it’s. »