Thursday, June 10, 2004

Yahoo! News - Brigitte Bardot Fined for Inciting Racial Hatred

Yahoo! News - Brigitte Bardot Fined for Inciting Racial Hatred:
She told the court France was going through a period of decadence and said she opposed interracial marriage.
'I was born in 1934, at that time interracial marriage wasn't approved of,' she said.
'There are many new languages in the new Europe. Mediocrity is taking over from beauty and splendor. There are many people who are filthy, badly dressed and badly shaven.'
In her book, she also attacks homosexuals as 'fairground freaks,' condemns the presence of women in government and denounces the 'scandal of unemployment benefits.'
Bardot's attacks on Muslims prompted anti-racism groups to launch legal proceedings against the former star, who turned her back on film after 46 films to concentrate on animal welfare.
Bardot, who in her 1960s heyday was the epitome of French feminine beauty, was fined $3,250 in January 1998 after being convicted of inciting racial hatred in comments about civilian massacres in Algeria.
Four months earlier, a court fined her for saying France was being overrun by sheep-slaughtering Muslims.

So, I have a modicum of sympathy for courtney love, if only because no one has locked her up yet. This woman needs to fall under a bus.