French singer who killed girlfriend pulls out of summer festivals after outcry

French singer who killed girlfriend pulls out of summer festivals after outcry
 

Bertrand Cantat, the French singer who beat his girlfriend to death, has announced he would not be performing at any summer festivals after an uproar from women’s rights activists.
More than 70,000 people had signed an online petition urging Normandy’s Papillons de Nuit festival to pull Cantat from its lineup, saying organisers were “normalising violence against women” by putting him in the spotlight.
Since then there has been pressure on Cantat to cancel a string of upcoming shows, not least as anger over violence against women has ricocheted around the world after the Harvey Weinstein... read more

 
12 March 2018 in World News, Views: 44
Source: Guardian
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