a sentence by Michel Sardou angers tweeters

Screenshot France 2 live / 8:30 p.m. on Sunday

Screen capture France 2 live / 8:30 p.m. on Sunday

Usually so “feel good”, the program 8:30 p.m. on Sunday broadcast on France 2 on November 13, 2022 sparked controversy on Twitter. In question: a shocking sentence by Michel Sardou on cyclists, which left Laurent Delahousse silent and caused an outcry.

“50 years of career, 350 titles…”, this is how Laurent Delahousse began introducing one of the 8:30 p.m. Sunday guests, airing this Sunday, November 13, 2022. After the chef Alain Ducasse in the first part, the host received the singer Michel Sardou. The opportunity for him to ask him about the rumor that has been circulating for the past 48 hours about him: an alleged back on stage. The interpreter of Je Vole and La Maladie d’amour, who ended his career in 2018, did not hesitate to confirm the information. And he gave the explanation: according to his words, it was his wife who pushed him to go back on tour. “In my head I was not coming back, I had thought of everything. I planned everything except one thing: my wife Anne-Marie, who played it to me very finely. She told me ‘I heard a song on the radio from you that I didn’t know. Why don’t you stage it?'”.

It was finally two months later that Anne-Marie would have managed to create a real click in him, by taking him to see the musical on his songs (note: I will love you), passing through Caen. “We went to see her, it’s the first time I’ve seen my songs in the hall with the public because I never listen to my songs. I saw the public, I was in the middle, […] I found it to be a very nice atmosphere. I said to myself ‘I’m an idiot, because I miss it and it makes me happy’…”. The decision was then made to go back on stage. But Michel Sardou did not stop there, because it will soon be back in theaters. A comeback that divided on Twitter, some rejoicing at the news, others seeing it as a bad idea for a 75-year-old man. Especially since among the latter, some thought they guessed in a few minutes of the interview that the character of the artist had not softened with age.

“Thank you France 2 for this moment of hatred validated by L. Delahousse”

And a question from Laurent Delahousse gave them confirmation. While the journalist asked him about his desire (or not) to return to songs on new social issues such as “wokism, gender theory, inclusive writing or neo-feminism”, Michel Sardou brushed aside these suggestions. a backhand “no no no”. To the question “was it better before?”, the singer answered in the negative, evoking the wars, the strikes or the “problems of money” encountered in the past. But he very quickly nuanced his speech, deviating on the subject of means of transport. “Well we weren’t bored on the highways. Before it was better, we could drive at the speed we wanted,” he said, with the rebellious spirit that we know him.

But it is another sentence added in stride, which made the twittos jump this Sunday, November 13. “There were no scooters that really ‘broke’ them to me, and especially no bicycles, which I can’t stand. They all run through the red lights… The next one, I do it to myself!”, a- he unsheathed, leaving Laurent Delahousse speechless. On Twitter, many saw it as a gratuitous call for violence, but also a form of selfishness at a time of major environmental concerns. Enough to push them to call him a “reaction” or an “old jerk”. Some would also have appreciated that Laurent Delahousse react to these remarks, in order to defuse them. But the host preferred to continue without transition with “act 4” of his show, dedicated to the artist Ceronne.

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