French histrion Brigitte Bardot was fined to the tune of €20,000 — oregon astir $23,100 — for calling autochthonal Indian Ocean islanders “savages.”
In 2019, Bardot, who is known for her acting successful French projects, wrote a letter referring to the Reunionese — who inhabit the land La Reunion — arsenic “natives who inactive person savage genes” successful effect to however they dainty animals.
According to the Telegraph, she specifically spoke astir the Hindu Tamil population, criticizing them for “sacrificing goats” and utilizing the “cannibalism of past centuries.”
On Thursday, she was fined for radical abuse, according to a study from the work Le Figaro.
Bruno Jacquelin, her spokesperson, was besides fined for sending the missive to media outlets.
But this isn’t the archetypal clip Bardot has faced ineligible troubles for allegations of racism. In 2008, the 87-year-old histrion was connected proceedings for saying radical slurs against Muslim communities aft aggregate different instances of “inciting radical hatred” — with the latest being her sixth offense.
In effect to her statements, erstwhile Minister of Overseas Territories Annick Girardin wrote a missive to the actress, stating, “Racism is not an opinion, it is simply a crime,” according to Le Figaro.