Rested after the controversies, Charline Vanhoenacker will not be at the microphone of France Inter this Sunday, November 19, 2023.
MEDIA – Forced rest. The program presented by Charline Vanhoenacker on France Inter, at the heart of a heated controversy targeting its columnist Guillaume Meurice, will not be broadcast this Sunday, November 19 due to health problems of the Belgian journalist.
“I was put on rest by the doctor”simply announced to Parisian the host, without making any further comments. “Unfortunately, we are not able to offer the live show this week because Charline Vanhoenacker has been put to rest and cannot be present”France Inter told AFP this Saturday, November 18.
Great Sunday evening, which brings together a group of columnists around the host, including Guillaume Meurice, is usually recorded in public. A rebroadcast of the October 1st broadcast will instead be offered this Sunday.
This Sunday show, which is a ratings success, has been at the heart of a controversy since a humorous post by Guillaume Meurice comparing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to a Nazi.
A return to the air ” as soon as possible “
This outing earned him accusations of anti-Semitism, death threats and a warning from his management, which he wants to challenge in court.
Charline Vanhoenacker is also the target of death threats and “at the heart of multiple pressures” since the emergence of the controversy, his entourage confided to AFP, counting on a return to the air ” as soon as possible “.
In this tense context, his presence at the head of the show proved ” essential “hence the decision not to record the show with another presenter at the helm, said this relative.
Last Sunday’s show was exceptionally recorded without an audience, for security reasons.
Charline Vanhoenacker defended her columnist. “Listen carefully to this silence. It’s the one that sets in after the threats and intimidation against comedians”she notably launched in the preamble.
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