Brigitte Bardot Brands #MeToo Campaigners 'Hypocritical And Ridiculous'


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French veteran actress Brigitte Bardot believes the #MeToo movement is "hypocritical and ridiculous".

"Lots of actresses try to play the tease with producers to get a role", she said, as translated by AFP.

"In reality, rather than helping them, it hurts them", she said.

Bardot said that she had never experienced sexual harassment in the workplace, and on the contrary "found it charming when men told me that I had a nice little backside".

The actresses' comments follow an open letter from 100 French women, including actress Catherine Deneuve, who is against the movement, which has increased as a wave of sexual misconduct claims shook Hollywood. She goes on to say that, "the vast majority are being hypocritical and ridiculous".

However, the actress not only made a decision to distance herself from the open letter but also apologized after one of the women who signed blamed females for getting raped.

Deneuve also spoke out specifically against French radio host and former porn star Brigitte Lahaie, one of the women who signed the original letter, who later said that some women can enjoy being raped.

'I still find it hard to understand what happened to me, ' she said.

Deneuve subsequently apologised to victims of sexual assault on Monday, after the letter drew global criticism.

Bardot said she "has nearly no contact these days with the entertainment industry" other than phone calls from her old friends like veteran actor Alain Delon.

Bardot, who is now known as a prominent animal rights campaigner, has previously been fined for inciting racism following anti-Muslim comments.

Instead she looks after her six cats, nine dogs and some 50 other animals at her farm and animal sanctuary near the French Riviera resort of Saint Tropez.

"I love freedom", she later added.

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