A Risky Celeb Endorsement

bardotSplashed all over the windows of the Lancel store on the Champs Elysees are photos of Brigitte Bardot, former French sex symbol turned bitter animal rights activist and hideous racist. Lancel is launching a new eco-friendly/green bag made of 100% natural fibers called the Bardot, and Brigitte participated in the design and execution of it. Brigitte is a staunch animal rights activist with her own foundation, and has made controversial statements in the past years that have made PETA look like paltry amateurs. brigittebardotShe once had a neighbor’s donkey castrated while looking after it, on the grounds of its “sexual harassment” of her own donkey and mare, for which she was taken to court by the donkey’s owner in 1989. According to Wikipedia, during the 1990s she became outspoken due to her criticism of immigration, race-mixing, some aspects of homosexuality and Islam in France, and has been fined five times for “inciting racial hatred.” One of her infamous quotes: “…my country, France, my homeland, my land is again invaded by an overpopulation of foreigners, especially Muslims.” About modern gays as compared to her older gay friends, she says “they jiggle their bottoms, put their little fingers in the air and with their little castrato voices moan about what those ghastly heteros put them through.”

One Response to “A Risky Celeb Endorsement”

  1. Comment by Marie | 06/05/10 at 11:04 pm

    I always found Bardot ridiculously overrated! She was sort of pretty when she was young (with emphasis on ‘sort of’), not much of an actress, mostly famous for being the first real promoter of the bikini in France. She seems to be something of a natural treasure, whenever I have shared my opinions on her among French people, they seem furious. My opinion will not change!

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