June 10, 2004

Foreign Country

Everything about this story is weird.... no, foreign: Brigitte Bardot fined for inciting racial hatred:

In the book, she laments the "Islamization of France"� and the "underground and dangerous infiltration of Islam."�
“There are many new languages in the new Europe. Mediocrity is taking over from beauty and splendor. There are many people who are filthy, badly dressed and badly shaven.”

In her book, she also attacks homosexuals as “fairground freaks,” condemns the presence of women in government and denounces the “scandal of unemployment benefits.”

I don't know what's weirder, the fact that everyone is so appalled or that she can be fined for saying something appalling.

She's just a French sex symbol and right-wing animal rights activist.

That's not to endorse any of her positions, of course, lest the accusations start flying.....

Posted by richard at June 10, 2004 04:31 PM