“It’s the story of a guy… who makes jokes in 2023,” comedian Guillaume Meurice tweeted this Tuesday, accompanied by a photo of his summons from the Parisian PJ. The columnist was heard in the morning by the Brigade for the Repression of Delinquency Against Persons (BRDP) as part of a free hearing, we learned 20 minutes. At issue: his October 29 column on Benyamin Netanyahu.
In the show “Le grand Dimanche soir” on France Inter, Guillaume Meurice suggested an idea for a “disguise to scare” at Halloween: a “Netanyahu disguise” – the Israeli Prime Minister – “a kind of Nazi but without a foreskin” .
No summons to appear
The column quickly sparked a heated controversy, earning the comedian a warning from the management of Radio France, which he intends to challenge in court. Arcom, the audiovisual policeman, was also contacted by the Senate regarding this sequence.
The comedian, who refused to apologize, was the subject of numerous death threats. “I practice humor, caricature, political satire, and excess is part of it,” argued Guillaume Meurice in The world. For me, the limit is the law. » The comedian did not emerge from his hearing with a summons to appear.
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