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Emma Thompson, Petition Tourist?

British actor Emma Thompson has drawn the ire of Roman Polanski’s supporters by removing her name from a pro-Polanski petition she’d signed following the Polish filmmaker’s September arrest in Switzerland. On Tuesday writer-filmmaker Yann Moix, in a short article on Bernard-Henri Lévy’s Web site, La Règle du jeu, archly accused Thompson of “petition tourism.” –KA

Jezebel:

“Madame Emma Thompson is but passing through petitions,” writes novelist and filmmaker Yann Moix on the website of Bernard-Henri Lévy’s journal, La Règle du jeu, this morning. “She does not own, she is a tenant. Worse: she is there visiting, with the badge ‘guest.’ “

He adds, “In life, we must choose between whims and ideas… We at La Règle du Jeu would like to now sign a petition that Madame Emma Thompson never again sign a petition, because it would not be her signature that would be ridiculed, but this time the cause.”

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