The very media chef Philippe Etchebest has again made people talk about him by putting on a gendarme outfit at the entrance of his restaurant to protest against the control of the health pass that restaurateurs will have to carry out.
At least he’s original on this one. Philippe Etchebest, whom we have not stopped hearing since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, has decided to make an impression. Whoever knows the media workings perfectly has struck a blow.
On July 22, he decided to put on a gendarme’s suit to control customers at the entrance to his restaurant.
He has a sense of media stunts. pic.twitter.com/3owIeXnGMG
— Christopher Nunès (@NunesChr) July 22, 2021
A remake of the “Gendarme de Saint-Tropez” Covid version?
The photo circulated on Twitter but we can also see a camera. Philippe Etchebest en gendarme, a strange remake of Gendarme of Saint-Tropez, therefore risks appearing on our screens.
Even if it is not yet compulsory, from the beginning of August, restaurateurs will indeed be obliged to control the sanitary passes of customers. And this, as soon as they arrive in their establishment. A measure against which storms Philippe Etchebest.
Philippe Etchebest very angry
A BFMTV, he thus delivered why he was unenthusiastic about having to control clients:
It is not that we are against, in any case a large part, the health pass. But that’s the method. It goes very quickly. We were not concerted upstream. So this is pretty brutal. We are being used, I have a feeling. We can be used as a tool, but not as a hostage. If the state takes responsibility and wants to take responsibility for the fact that everyone needs to be vaccinated, let it be very clear. After that we certainly put things in place. But there it is violent, it is quite fast. We are faced with a fait accompli. And once again, it is very hard.
And since he considers that he is not taken into account, like the rest of his profession, by the authorities, Philippe Etchebest decided to directly make a splash by sporting this outfit. There is no doubt that it works as the health pass and its control are cringe across the country.