- French film icon Brigitte Bardot called the #MeToo movement “hypocritical and ridiculous” in a new interview with the French magazine Paris Match.
- The 83-year-old actress said that many actresses claim sexual harassment for publicity.
- Bardot said that she was “never the victim of sexual harassment.”
French actress Brigitte Bardot criticized the #MeToo movement as “hypocritical and ridiculous” in an interview with the French magazine Paris Match on Wednesday, as translated by French 24.
“The vast majority are being hypocritical and ridiculous,” she told the magazine of actresses who have come forward with stories of sexual misconduct. “Lots of actresses try to play the tease with producers to get a role. And then, so we will talk about them, they say they were harassed.”
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Bardot added that she was “never the victim of sexual harassment,” and that she “found it charming when men told me that I was beautiful or I had a nice little backside.”
The 83-year-old actress came to prominence in international cinema with her performance in 1956’s “…And God Created Woman.”
Bardot’s comments follow the French actress Catherine Deneuve, who signed a letter with 100 other French women last week, denouncing the #MeToo movement and its French counterpart, #Balancetonporc, or “Expose Your Pig.”
Deneuve subsequently apologized to victims of sexual assault on Monday, after the letter drew international criticism.