“Repression of humor”, canceled show, “editorial shift”… a strike at Radio France in support of comedian Guillaume Meurice

“Repression of humor”, canceled show, “editorial shift”… a strike at Radio France in support of comedian Guillaume Meurice
“Repression of humor”, canceled show, “editorial shift”… a strike at Radio France in support of comedian Guillaume Meurice

Following the suspension of comedian Guillaume Meurice for repeating a joke about Benjamin Netanyahu, Radio France is on strike this Sunday, May 11.

Radio France is experiencing a first day of strike this Sunday, May 11, before two other days on May 23 and 24. The show Le grand Dimanche soir by Charline Vanhoenacker, in which Guillaume Meurice participates, could be canceled and the broadcasts could experience other disruptions, explains 20 minutes. With this first strike, the Radio France unions intend to protest against “the repression of insolence and humor” after the suspension of the columnist, but also against the “sacrifice“of France Inter broadcasts.

Controversy over a joke validated by the courts

Guillaume Meurice was suspended by Radio France pending a possible sanction which could go as far as dismissal, after having reiterated on April 28 his controversial comments made at the end of October about Benjamin Netanyahu. The comedian compared the Israeli Prime Minister to “a Nazi without a foreskin”, which led to him being accused of anti-Semitism. The latter is summoned this Thursday, May 16 by the human resources department, specifies the public group.

The various unions are concerned about “threat” weighing according to them “on popular and unique shows”. The Societies of Journalists (SDJ) and Producers (SDPI) of the antenna even speak “an editorial shift” from the first radio in France.

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