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Carla Bruni attacks woke culture sweeping France in Instagram message

Carla Bruni has attacked the woke culture sweeping across France in a lengthy Instagram message complaining of 'do-gooders' who 'impose their narrow-minded views on us'.

The wife of disgraced former President Nicolas Sarkozy made the remarks in a public letter to popular 1980s comedians Michel Colucci, known as Coluche, and Pierre Desproges.

In it, Bruni, 53, said the comedy duo would have been cancelled and attacked for lacking political correctness in today's society.  

'Since you have disappeared, the world has taken a turn for the worse', the singer wrote. 

Carla Bruni has attacked the woke culture sweeping across France in a lengthy Instagram message complaining of 'do-gooders' who 'impose their narrow-minded views on us'

Bruni made the remarks in a public letter to popular 1980s comedians Michel Colucci, known as Coluche, and Pierre Desproges, on her Instagram account

'Little by little and without warning, do-gooders and censorship have taken control.

Coluche and Desproges were well known for their dark material. 

One of Coluche's famous jokes was - 'France is the only Arab country not at war' - while Desproges was once quoted as saying 'we can laugh about everything but not necessarily with everyone'.

'It's better to laugh about Auschwitz with a Jew than to play Scrabble with Klaus Barbie [the Nazi known as the Butcher of Lyons]', he added, the Times reported.

Bruni said in the Instagram that 'do-gooders' would have 'had your skin' over these types of jokes. 

'In short', she said, 'it is not good to joke in 2021'.  

'Humour is quietly disappearing as a result of their moralising speeches, freedom is in its death throes, creation is lifeless and democracy in great danger.'

However, Bruni praised the pari's ketches, saying that in them she found 'the blessed perfume of freedom. The one that allowed us, whoever we were, wherever we came from and without any limit, to laugh at everything'. 

Bruni's post makes no mention of her husband, Nicolas Sarkozy, 66, who was sentenced three years in prison, two of them suspended, on corruption charges in March (pictured, Nicolas Sarkozy and Carla Bruni Sarkozy leave the courtroom during the trial in December 2020)

France is currently in the midst of an acrimonious debate over the spread of American woke culture in the country. 

In February, a collection of politicians, prominent intellectuals, and academics argued that France was being contaminated by American ideas on race, gender, and post-colonialism, and that they were undermining French society. 

The row, which has highlighted divisions in French politics, was prolonged when President Emmanuel Macron waded into the debate in a speech on the 'Fight against Separatism' in October.

Macron warned against leaving 'the intellectual debate to others' as he cautioned over the rise of 'social science theories' imported from the US.  

Macron also claimed the increasing prevalence of American woke culture in France was a threat to national unity.  

The French President had previously mostly remained silent on the matter, with the official government line being dismissive of race and systemic racism.  

The debate has unearthed the schisms within French politics - most prominently between traditional Socialists and Greens and radicals, who have openly adopted American identity politics.  

Bruni's post makes no mention of her husband, Nicolas Sarkozy, 66, who was sentenced three years in prison, two of them suspended, on corruption charges in March.  

Bruni's post makes no mention of her husband, Nicolas Sarkozy, 66, who was sentenced three years in prison, two of them suspended, on corruption charges in March (pictured, Sarkozy leaves court after being found guilty of corruption)

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