Cannes 2024: Marion Maréchal criticizes the victory of a transgender actress

Cannes 2024: Marion Maréchal criticizes the victory of a transgender actress
Cannes 2024: Marion Maréchal criticizes the victory of a transgender actress

Karla Sofia Gascón became the first transgender actress to receive an award at the Cannes Film Festival on Sunday. The 52-year-old Spanish actress shared the best actress prize with Zoe Saldana, Selena Gomez and Adriana Paz for their roles in the film “Emilia Perez” by Jacques Audiard. Very moved on stage, Karla Sofia Gascón dedicated her award to “all trans people who suffer”. Its performance prize, always awarded until now to cisgender actresses, is a strong signal against discrimination.

On the right, the reactions were not long in coming, like that of Marion Maréchal, notes “Le Figaro”. Sunday on Progress for the left is the erasure of women and mothers,” wrote Marine Le Pen’s niece on Mother’s Day in France. Marion Maréchal had already provoked a torrent of contrasting reactions by reacting to the birth of the twins of Jacquemus and his companion: “Where is the mother?”, she asked.

The feminist collective Némésis also reacted to the spotlighting of the transgender actress: “Trans ideology makes women invisible,” we can read on X. “There were many actresses to be rewarded. but once again, it is a man who is rewarded instead: the transgender actor Karla Sofía Gascón.”

The Spaniard expected this type of reaction: “Tomorrow, for sure, there will be lots of comments from terrible people who will say the same things about all of us, trans people. But I want to end with a message of hope. To all of them, like Emilia Perez, we all have the opportunity to change for the better, to become better people. Let’s see if you change, you bastards,” she declared on Sunday, when receiving her prize.

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