“If I were a man, I would ask forgiveness”: the words of Camélia Jordana do not pass

Camélia Jordana offers a new controversy. After having drawn the wrath of the Minister of the Interior and several police unions for declaring that she did not feel “not safe in front of a cop”, the ex-candidate of the “New Star” once again attracts the wrath of Internet users. Asked by our colleagues from L’Obs as part of the release of his next album, Easy on January 29, the singer and actress gave a speech that caused a reaction.

Openly feminist, the young woman of 28 years returned on the genesis of this new opus. She explains in particular that the title If I was a man was born from an assault she suffered while riding an electric scooter and a taxi driver bumped into her. “I went downstairs, looked at him, taken aback, and he allowed himself to yell at me. I was furious when I got to the studio and wondered: if I had been a 2 meter tall guy is- what would this man have allowed himself to ride on a scooter and scream? “, details Camélia Jordana.

“All of these songs say that if I were a man, I would ask forgiveness, I would question fears, and I would take the time to question myself. Because white men are, in the collective unconscious, responsible for all the evils of the earth “, she continues.

Words that made Internet users jump, accusing the young artist of displaying a feminism that borders on the ridiculous. Worse, they consider these comments to be overtly racist. The International League Against Racism and Anti-Semitism (Licra) also pinned Camélia Jordana on Twitter, considering that her statement was “unconscious”.


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