Brigitte Bardot, who was the inspiration for the creation of the term “sex kitten,” was a sexual icon of the ’50s and ’60s. Now she’s old. And she’s in trouble for talking smack about Muslims, whose population and political influence has drastically grown in France. Telegraph.co.uk says:
A Paris prosecutor yesterday called for French film legend Brigitte Bardot to receive a two-month suspended prison sentence and a $24,000 fine for inciting racial hatred in a letter. In December 2006, Miss Bardot, 73, now an animal rights activist, wrote to President Nicolas Sarkozy of France, then the interior minister, criticising the Muslim practice of slaughtering sheep without first stunning them. In the letter published by the magazine Info-Journal and handed out to members of the Brigitte Bardot Foundation, she wrote: “We’re fed up with being led by the nose by this population that is destroying us, destroying our country by imposing its acts.” Several French anti-racism groups filed for charges of “inciting discrimination and racial hatred” against Muslims. Miss Bardot was not in court, citing “difficulties in getting around”, but her lawyer read out a note in which she said she was “appalled” at the “harassment” of anti-racism groups. “I will never keep quiet” until animals are stunned before ritual slaughter, she added, saying she was “tired and weary”. “I too am tired and weary”, said the prosecutor Anne de Fontette, pointing out that Miss Bardot had been convicted four times since 1997 on similar charges. “She might as well write that Arabs should be thrown out of France”, she said. “It is time to hand out heftier sentences.”
I can’t speak for the French government’s cowardice of Brigitte Bardot’s statement, because I live in the South and I only have one Muslim guy where I live. And for some reason he wears this yellow sweater year round. Even in the summer. I don’t know what that’s about. It looks yellow and really hot. Just like Olivia Munn.
Some NSFW Brigitte Bardot hotness: