“Her brain is sick but she is pretty”, Philippe Lellouche accused of misogyny by reducing Rima Hassan to her physique

“Her brain is sick but she is pretty”, Philippe Lellouche accused of misogyny by reducing Rima Hassan to her physique
“Her brain is sick but she is pretty”, Philippe Lellouche accused of misogyny by reducing Rima Hassan to her physique

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A comment by actor Philippe Lellouche on LFI European candidate Rima Hassan sparked controversy. Speaking to Radio J, he declared: “There is something magnificent about Rima Hassan, it is that she is pretty. It gets a lot of stuff across. Her brain is sick but she is pretty,” a comment deemed misogynistic.

“Rima Hassan was born in a Palestinian refugee camp in Syria, arrived in France at 9 years old, obtained her degree in international law at Sorbonne, became a lawyer, founded an observatory and was ranked by Forbes among the 40 exceptional women.” Philippe Lellouche’s slip-up regarding Rima Hassan continues to make the web react.

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Rima Hassan was born in a Palestinian refugee camp in Syria, arrived in France at 9 years old, obtained her degree in international law at Sorbonne, became a lawyer, founded an observatory and was ranked by Forbes among the 40 exceptional women.

You played in Clem. https://t.co/rJTrqEx2mq

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At the microphone of Radio J, the latter declared: “There is something magnificent about Rima Hassan, it is that she is pretty. It gets a lot of stuff across. Her brain is sick but she is pretty.” A misogynistic remark, reducing the politician to her physique which does not pass, for many Internet users, who did not fail to put the actor in his place. “You played in Clem”, concluded one Internet user, comparing the careers of the actor and the lawyer involved in politics.

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The main interested party, Rima Hassan, commented soberly: “Being a woman and getting involved in politics, episode 29653783”, tired of sexism in politics.

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