Prominent animal rights activist Brigitte Bardot was recently fined 30,000 francs by a
French court for comments she made in a recent book, "Pluto's
Square." In the book, Bardot
complains about the large number of Muslim immigrants in
In the book, Bardot
complains that "...my country,
On the one hand, such laws are in and of themselves barbaric, and have
done little to stem the tide of racial hatred in
On the other hand, Bardot's latest episode demonstrates just what a dogmatic, intolerant group animal rights activists can be. Apparently Bardot can muster overwhelming empathy for sheep but can only think of Muslim immigrants in euphemistic terms such as "invaders."
The reader might think that animal rights groups and individuals would want to put as much distance between themselves and Bardot as possible, but despite her repeated racist remarks there has been no flurry of press releases from animal rights group and prominent activists denouncing Bardot (this from activists who fire off press releases at the drop of a hat).
Apparently the drawing power of a bigoted has-been sex symbol is just too much to resist.
Bardot fined for racist remarks. BBC News, June 16, 2000.