During a press conference on “La Fracture”, Pio Marmaï Croisette exploded on Saturday, July 10, by declaring that he would “fart” to “fart” Emmanuel Macron. Reactions on social media were strong, but the words were actually taken out of context: the actor was just repeating a quote from his character, a member of the yellow vests, in Catherine Corsini’s film.
“Macron, I would like to go into his house through the toilets and the pipes and blow his face off, obviously like everyone else, in absolute terms.” It was this phrase proclaimed by Pius Marmay on Saturday, July 10th, that set fire to the dust on the Croisette.
The actor answered questions from reporters during a press conference about Catherine Corsini’s “La Fracture”, in which he plays a truck driver who is a member of the yellow vest movement. The sequence reverberated on social networks and generated a reaction from many Internet users and political representatives.
But, as reported by Le Figaro, this quote could already have been taken out of context as it is a speech given by Pio Marmay in the feature film presented at the Cannes Film Festival. However, the latter specified during his speech that he had “no lesson to teach anyone, least of all” to the head of state. “If I had Macron in front of me, I would say to him: man, man, what’s going on there?” , stated simply in a personal capacity.
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On Twitter, several hot personalities commented on Bio Marmay’s words. “When rancidity and #apopreism break any word, you want to be smart… In absolute terms, the political analysis of the true version #PioMarmai gives, the golden palm of #FrancisLalannismo”, wrote the LREM deputy for Lot-et- Garonne Alexandre Freschi.
For his part, the former Minister of the Interior, Christophe Castaner, is no longer tender: “The defense of violence has no place anywhere, and its ‘artist’ status does not make it any smarter or more acceptable. On the contrary: you win the award for the most vulgar statement.”
Filmed before the Covid-19 crisis, La Fracture highlights the tears in French society, particularly through poor caregivers and the anger of the gilets jaunes. Questioned during the press conference about what she would say to the President of the Republic, director Catherine Corsini said: “If Macron accepts one day, I will go see him and ask him to double the salary of all caregivers”.