Carla Bruni has attacked the woke culture sweeping through France in a lengthy Instagram post complaining about ‘benefactors’ imposing their narrow views on us.
Former President Nicolas Sarkozy’s wife made the comments in a public letter to popular ’80s comedians Michel Colucci, known as Coluche, and Pierre Desproges.
In it, Bruni, 53, said the comedy duo would have been canceled and attacked due to a lack of political correctness in today’s society.
“The world has gone wrong since you left,” the singer wrote.
Carla Bruni has attacked the waking culture raging through France in a lengthy Instagram post complaining about ‘benefactors’ who ‘impose their narrow views on us’
Bruni made the comments in a public letter in French, and Google translated here on her Instagram account to popular 1980s comedians Michel Colucci known as Coluche and Pierre Desproges.
Bruni’s post makes no mention of her husband, Nicolas Sarkozy, 66, who was sentenced to three years in prison in March, two with suspension, on charges of corruption (photo: Nicolas Sarkozy and Carla Bruni Sarkozy leave court at trial in December 2020. )
Little by little and without warning, benefactors and censorship have taken over.
“Obsessed with their image of defenders of morality, a whole load of people with no culture, no experience, and no courage try to impose their narrow ideas on us.”
Carla Bruni’s full post
Dear Michel, dear Peter, the world has gone wrong since you left. Little by little and without warning, benefactors and censors have taken over.
Obsessed with their view of morality, a whole load of people with no culture, no experience, and no courage try to impose their narrow ideas on us.
They claim to decide what can or cannot be said, they demand to determine what is right to think or not.
Their sterile, uniform and childish ideas try to penetrate humanity.
Unfortunately, if we don’t think like them and dare to say it, they rush at us with all their little dictatorial energy to try to silence us.
Humor quietly disappears as a result of their moralizing speeches, freedom is in its agony, creation is lifeless and democracy is in grave danger.
Even justice, which this culture should resist, allows these so-called vigilantes to outlaw their sentences and beliefs and any presumption of innocence.
Even justice bends its spine to a bunch of anonymous, incompetent people.
Even the media – which should be our shields against tyranny – is silent, terrorized by the damage their reaction could do to their small image.
Basically, it’s no 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’m so glad I knew that other era, thanks to some artists like you.
And in your words, and in your jokes, I find the blessed scent of freedom that allowed us to laugh about everything, absolutely everything. ‘
Coluche and Desproges were known for their dark material.
One of Coluche’s famous jokes was – “France is the only Arab country that doesn’t wage war” – while Desproges once said, “we can laugh about anything, but not necessarily with everyone.”
“It’s better to laugh at 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 on the Instagram that ‘do-gooders’ would have had these kinds of jokes ‘your skin’.
“In short,” she said, “it’s not good to joke in 2021.”
“Humor is quietly disappearing as a result of their moralizing speeches, freedom is in its agony, creation is lifeless and democracy in grave danger.”
Bruni, however, praised the ketches of the par, saying that in it she found “the blessed scent of freedom.” The ones who could laugh at us, whoever we were, wherever we came from and without any restrictions. ‘
France is currently in the midst of a bitter debate over the spread of American waking culture in the country.
In February, a collection of politicians, leading intellectuals and academics argued that France was tainted with American ideas of race, gender and post-colonialism, and that they were undermining French society.
The feud, which exposed the divisions in French politics, was prolonged when President Emmanuel Macron waded into the debate in October in a speech about the “fight against separatism.”
Macron warned against “leaving the intellectual debate to others,” as he warned of the emergence of “social science theories” imported from the US.
Macron also claimed that the increasing prevalence of American waking culture in France was a threat to national unity.
The French president had previously been largely silent on the matter, with the official line of government dismissive of race and systemic racism.
The debate has exposed the schisms within French politics – most notably 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 to three years in prison in March, two with suspension, on charges of corruption.
Bruni’s post makes no mention of her husband, Nicolas Sarkozy, 66, who was sentenced to three years in prison in March, two with suspension, on charges of corruption (photo: Sarkozy leaves court after found guilty of corruption)