Brigitte Bardot, known at present as an animal rights campaigner, told her followers on Twitter that they should reject Macron in the election because she fears that the situation of animals would deteriorate under his presidency should he win. Bardot gave a compelling statement as she declared: "The contempt he gives to animal suffering can be seen in the total lack of empathy reflected in the coldness of his steel eyes."
Bardot elaborated to say that while the scandals are increasing, Macron takes the side of the animal breeders and the hunters against animal rights associations that are fighting with the lobbies that seem to hold power over Macron.
Bardot is a known supporter of Marine Le Pen, and she has been vocal of her support for the feisty Le Pen since early this year. Bardot also gave her take on France's contemporary culture in a wide-ranging interview with Le Figaro. The popular film icon of the 1950s and 1960s and one of the best known sex symbols of her time had pretty explosive views to share.
The actress said French people live in a period when everything is vulgar, ordinary, and mediocre. She said "France no longer has the radiance, the majesty it had."
Bardot also did not hesitate to answer the question on whether she was close to Le Pen's controversial anti-mass migration party, the Front National. She said that she's very patriotic since she was raised by a father and a grandfather who fought for France and instilled in her a love for her homeland. Bardot said she is not proud of what France is today. She denied being a fascist, any more than Marine Le Pen is.
The film icon gives credit to Le Pen as she stressed: "Marine Le Pen has the will to take France in hand, to restore borders and give priority to the French."
An acknowledged symbol of women's liberation, Bardot told Le Figaro that she was against the Muslim face veil. She said "Communitarianism takes on too much importance. It is the culmination of thirty years of laxity."
Bardot an avowed animal rights advocate is also a vocal opponent of Muslim halal slaughter, which often involves slaughtering an animal without stunning it, causing pain and distress before death.
Also a free speech activist, the 82-year-old actress faced trial five times between 1997 and 2008 for allegedly " inciting racial hatred" including for comments criticizing mass Muslim immigration in France. On one occasion, she was convicted for "decrying the loss of French identity and tradition due to the 'multiplication of mosques while our church bells fall silent for want of priests."
Bardot, with the courage of her convictions and the strength of her words and ideas is certainly someone a candidate would want for an ally.