Bardot in Hot Water for Anti-Muslim Statements
Posted on Apr 17, 2008
Erstwhile bombshell Brigitte Bardot is being tried on racism charges for her controversial stance against Muslims in France. She communicated her position last year to now-President Nicholas Sarkozy and publish her letter to Sarkozy in her own foundation’s journal. The actress and animal rights activist’s divisive views about Islam are certainly alarming—as is the notion that Bardot actually has a foundation that publishes its own quarterly journal. What’s more, this isn’t the first time she’s been accused of this kind of discrimination.
AP via Yahoo News:
In a Paris court hearing Tuesday, prosecutors said they are seeking a two-month suspended prison sentence and a $23,900 fine against the former screen siren and animal rights campaigner.
Bardot, 73, was not present for the hearing. A verdict is expected June 3.
AP photo / Nicholas Ratzenboeck
Choosing her battles: Brigitte Bardot made the case against the slaughter of baby seals while representing her foundation in Switzerland in 2005.