Mon, 03/12/2012 - 19:50
Brigitte Bardot: Loves dogs, hates Muslims
Once upon a time, she was France’s most alluring actress and a source of Gallic pride. Today, she’s deemed a pesky old bag and an embarrassment to her fellow countrymen. One thing’s for sure – Brigitte Bardot is still a great source of entertainment. At 22 she was the darling of France, a talented and beautiful actress who nobody could keep their eyes off. At 77, she’s like that racist old neighbour that you avoid in the street – the one that values puppies over asylum seekers. Already convicted five times for inciting racial hatred against Muslims, Bardot is back, and this time she's got the presidential palace in her sights. On Monday, Bardot penned a letter to Nicolas Sarkozy, accusing him of letting down the animal world by not banning halal slaughterhouses. “It’s because of you that throat-slitting has become the norm in France,” she griped. Strangely enough, Sarkozy’s pals had just spent the previous few days trying to woo animal rights sympathisers (at least, that's what they claim - they're not at all interested in the votes of France's growing far right electorate, oh no), with talk of modernising the “medieval” practice. But crafty old Bardot saw straight through them. She knows all too well that the only politician who really, truly hates Muslims enough to pretend to care for animal rights, is far-right darling Marine Le Pen (MLP). She, of course, would have no qualms in banning halal abattoirs in France. After all, the country’s five-million Muslims rely on them. No more halal… no more Muslims? And it would all be done in the name of animal rights, naturally. Bleat it lambs, MLP for president! And God Created… Le Pen’s biggest fan So when did Bardot take up anti-immigrant ranting as a part-time hobby? She’s certainly no stranger to MLP’s National Front (FN) party – her current husband is a former aide to MLP’s doddering dad, Jean-Marie Le Pen. And in case you forgot, Bardot has already been fined for inciting racial hatred against Muslims numerous times. A few weeks ago she called on French mayors to back MLP in the spring election, to ensure the far-right leader a place in the presidential race. In a scrawled letter to a Nice newspaper, Bardot wrote “[MLP] is a top candidate, defends animals and has the courage to lead our country, France, to its rightful spot in the world.” We can only imagine were that ‘rightful spot’ might be – a kitten-filled paradise where Muslims have their throats slit by cows? No wonder there are so few animal rights campaigners in France…
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