Carla Bruni attacks woke culture sweeping France in Instagram message


Carla Bruni has attacked the woke culture sweeping across France in a lengthy Instagram message complaining of ‘do-gooders’ who ‘impose their narrow-minded views on us’.

The wife of former President Nicolas Sarkozy made the remarks in a public letter to popular 1980s comedians Michel Colucci, known as Coluche, and Pierre Desproges.

In it, Bruni, 53, said the comedy duo would have been cancelled and attacked for lacking political correctness in today’s society.  

‘Since you left, the world has gone wrong’, the singer wrote. 

Carla Bruni has attacked the woke culture sweeping across France in a lengthy Instagram message complaining of 'do-gooders' who 'impose their narrow-minded views on us'

Carla Bruni has attacked the woke culture sweeping across France in a lengthy Instagram message complaining of ‘do-gooders’ who ‘impose their narrow-minded views on us’

Bruni made the remarks in a public letter written in French and Google translated here, to popular 1980s comedians Michel Colucci, known as Coluche, and Pierre Desproges, on her Instagram account

Bruni made the remarks in a public letter written in French and Google translated here, to popular 1980s comedians Michel Colucci, known as Coluche, and Pierre Desproges, on her Instagram account

Bruni made the remarks in a public letter written in French and Google translated here, to popular 1980s comedians Michel Colucci, known as Coluche, and Pierre Desproges, on her Instagram account

Carla Bruni’s Instagram post: 

‘Dear Michel, dear Peter, since you left, the world has gone wrong. Little by little and without warning, do-gooders and censorship have taken over. Obsessed by their image of upholders of morality, a whole load of people without culture, without experience and without courage are trying to impose their narrow-minded ideas on us. They claim to decide what can or cannot be said, they demand to control what would be right to think or not. Their sterile, uniform and puerile ideas are seeking to invade humanity. If unfortunately, we don’t think like them and dare to say so, they rush on us with all their little dictatorial energy to try to silence us. Humour is quietly disappearing as a result of their moralising speeches, freedom is in its death throes, creation is lifeless and democracy in great danger. Even justice, which should resist savage courts. In fact these so-called justices allow themselves to place their verdicts and convictions outside of the law and presumption of innocence.  Even justice bends the line against one bunch of incompetent anonymous people. Even the media, who are supposed to be our shields against tyranny lamentably go to bed in silence, terrorised by the harm their reaction might inflict on their small image. In short, it is not good to joke in 2021 and it is certain they would have had your skin. So I listen to your skits, watch your shows, and I am so glad I knew that other era, thanks to some artists such as you. And in your words, and in your jokes, I find the blessed perfume of freedom which authorised us to laugh at everything, absolutely everything.’

‘Little by little and without warning, do-gooders and censorship have taken over.

‘Obsessed by their image of upholders of morality, a whole load of people without culture, without experience and without courage are trying to impose their narrow-minded ideas on us.’

Coluche and Desproges were well known for their dark material. 

One of Coluche’s famous jokes was – ‘France is the only Arab country not at war’ – while Desproges was once quoted as saying ‘we can laugh about everything but not necessarily with everyone’.

‘It’s better to laugh about Auschwitz with a Jew than to play Scrabble with Klaus Barbie [the Nazi known as the Butcher of Lyons]’, he added, the Times reported.

Bruni said in the Instagram that ‘do-gooders’ would have ‘had your skin’ over these types of jokes. 

‘In short’, she said, ‘it is not good to joke in 2021’.  

‘Humour is quietly disappearing as a result of their moralising speeches, freedom is in its death throes, creation is lifeless and democracy in great danger.’

However, Bruni praised the pari’s ketches, saying that in them she found ‘the blessed perfume of freedom. The one that allowed us, whoever we were, wherever we came from and without any limit, to laugh at everything’. 

France is currently in the midst of an acrimonious debate over the spread of American woke culture in the country. 

In February, a collection of politicians, prominent intellectuals, and academics argued that France was being contaminated by American ideas on race, gender, and post-colonialism, and that they were undermining French society. 

The row, which has highlighted divisions in French politics, was prolonged when President Emmanuel Macron waded into the debate in a speech on the ‘Fight against Separatism’ in October.

Macron warned against leaving ‘the intellectual debate to others’ as he cautioned over the rise of ‘social science theories’ imported from the US.  

Bruni's post makes no mention of her husband, Nicolas Sarkozy, 66, who was sentenced three years in prison, two of them suspended, on corruption charges in March (pictured, Nicolas Sarkozy and Carla Bruni Sarkozy leave the courtroom during the trial in December 2020)

Bruni's post makes no mention of her husband, Nicolas Sarkozy, 66, who was sentenced three years in prison, two of them suspended, on corruption charges in March (pictured, Nicolas Sarkozy and Carla Bruni Sarkozy leave the courtroom during the trial in December 2020)

Bruni’s post makes no mention of her husband, Nicolas Sarkozy, 66, who was sentenced three years in prison, two of them suspended, on corruption charges in March (pictured, Nicolas Sarkozy and Carla Bruni Sarkozy leave the courtroom during the trial in December 2020)

Macron also claimed the increasing prevalence of American woke culture in France was a threat to national unity.  

The French President had previously mostly remained silent on the matter, with the official government line being dismissive of race and systemic racism.  

The debate has unearthed the schisms within French politics – most prominently between traditional Socialists and Greens and radicals, who have openly adopted American identity politics.  

Bruni’s post makes no mention of her husband, Nicolas Sarkozy, 66, who was sentenced three years in prison, two of them suspended, on corruption charges in March.  

Bruni's post makes no mention of her husband, Nicolas Sarkozy, 66, who was sentenced three years in prison, two of them suspended, on corruption charges in March (pictured, Sarkozy leaves court after being found guilty of corruption)

Bruni's post makes no mention of her husband, Nicolas Sarkozy, 66, who was sentenced three years in prison, two of them suspended, on corruption charges in March (pictured, Sarkozy leaves court after being found guilty of corruption)

Bruni’s post makes no mention of her husband, Nicolas Sarkozy, 66, who was sentenced three years in prison, two of them suspended, on corruption charges in March (pictured, Sarkozy leaves court after being found guilty of corruption)



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