Brigitte Bardot Slams #MeToo Movement As 'Hypocritical, Ridiculous'


SCREEN legend Brigitte Bardot has attacked the #MeToo movement claiming actors who complain of sexual harassment are just looking for publicity. Lots of actresses play tease with producers to get a role.

A little over a week after 100 prominent French women signed a letter calling the #MeToo movement a "witch hunt" against men, actress Brigitte Bardot has chose to weigh in with her own thoughts on the push against sexual harassment.

She also said that she had never been sexually harassed during the course of her career, and suggested that it was "charming" when men commented on her appearance.

"This kind of compliment is pleasant", she said. She added that actresses campaigning against sexual harassment in the entertainment industry are "of no interest".

In 1973 the actress retired from acting to focus on animal rights, however she also made a name for herself and came out as a supporter of France's far-right National Front and its leader, Marine Le Pen. And I always found it charming when someone told me I was attractive or I had a cute (butt).

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Legendary French actress Brigitte Bardot denounced the #MeToo movement and the increase in Hollywood figures speaking out against sexual harassment in an interview with French magazine Paris Match.

After the op-ed encountered intense criticism in the French press and on social media, Deneuve, who is known as a women's advocate, apologized to victims of "odious" acts of sexual abuse.

Bardot comments have landed her in hot water with the law she has been fined five times for inciting racial hatred with derogatory comments about Islam and Muslims.

Instead she looks after her six cats, nine dogs and some 50 other animals at her farm and animal sanctuary near the French Riviera resort of Saint Tropez.