It is a rare step for a President of the Republic to file a complaint in his own name. However, this is what Emmanuel Macron did, as confirmed by his entourage. A complaint against Michelangelo Flori, who had produced several posters where the President of the Republic was made up as Adolf Hitler accompanied by the slogan: “Obey and get vaccinated”. The display was made in La Seyne-sur Mer and Toulon during the weekend of July 17 and 18. An investigation for public insult was then opened on July 20. The display risks up to 12,000 euros in fines.
Michel-Ange Flori also confirmed the filing of a complaint on his Twitter account: “I have just learned that I will be heard at the Toulon police station tomorrow upon complaint from the President of the Republic. Thus, in macronie, one can make fun of the ass of the prophet, it is satire, but to make up the president as dictator it is a blasphemy, he commented laconically.
I have just learned that I will be heard at the Toulon police station tomorrow upon complaint from the President of the Republic.
So in macronia we can make fun of the ass of the prophet is satire but to make up the president as a dictator is blasphemy.
– Flori Michelangelo (@MichelFlori) July 28, 2021
Michelangelo Flori’s lawyer would have confirmed with France Blue that his client was confident, but criticized the procedure initiated by the Head of State: “This poster is excessive and it is the principle of caricature. But that’s not offensive. ”