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Entire Board of the César Awards, French Oscars, Resigns After Roman Polanski Nominations
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The entire board of the César Academy, which distributes France's equivalent of the Oscars, has resigned amid a wave of criticism of its nomination for 12 awards for a film by Roman Polanski.

The César Academy has faced controversy in recent months.

Many called for a boycott when Polanski's film An Officer and a Spy, or J'accuse in French, received 12 award nominations. The Polish-French director fled the US after his rape conviction in the 1970s, and has since faced other accusations of sexual assault.

We're in shock that Roman Polanski, who's accused by several women of pedophile rape crimes, is yet again hailed by French cinema," said Céline Piques, spokeswoman for French feminist organisation Osez le Féminisme (Dare to be Feminist).

France's equality minister, Marlène Schiappa, also condemned the decision to nominate Polanski's film.

While praising the academy's efforts to recognise France's MeToo movement, Ms Schiappa said she found it "impossible that a hall gets up and applauds the film of a man accused of rape several times".

But the Césars defended the nominations, arguing that the body "should not take moral positions" in giving awards.


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French Comedian Blanche Gardin: "People say Polanski is a great director, you have to know how to separate the man from the artist. It's weird that this indulgence only applies to artists. We don't say, for example, about a baker: "It's true, he rapes kids, but he still makes an extraordinary baguette".
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re: Entire Board of the César Awards, French Oscars, Resigns After Roman Polanski Nominations
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France's equality minister, Marlène Schiappa



What a dystopian title.


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"It's true, he rapes kids, but he still makes an extraordinary baguette".


This is tGoat sentence I’ve read all week.


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re: Entire Board of the César Awards, French Oscars, Resigns After Roman Polanski Nominations
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We don't say, for example, about a baker: "It's true, he rapes kids, but he still makes an extraordinary baguette".




'tis true though


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re: Entire Board of the César Awards, French Oscars, Resigns After Roman Polanski Nominations
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French Comedian Blanche Gardin: "People say Polanski is a great director, you have to know how to separate the man from the artist. It's weird that this indulgence only applies to artists. We don't say, for example, about a baker: "It's true, he rapes kids, but he still makes an extraordinary baguette".





Even funnier when you find out she has been dating Louis CK.


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re: Entire Board of the César Awards, French Oscars, Resigns After Roman Polanski Nominations
There was a dude that perished recently that was accused of tape and it wasn’t a big deal. Separate the art from the artist. Phillip Seymour Hoffman would just have been a chubby junkie if he wasn’t such a great actor.


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It's truly amazing how willing people in the movie industry are to forget someone's pedophile past.

And it's not just Polanski.


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French Comedian Blanche Gardin: "People say Polanski is a great director, you have to know how to separate the man from the artist. It's weird that this indulgence only applies to artists. We don't say, for example, about a baker: "It's true, he rapes kids, but he still makes an extraordinary baguette".




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French Comedian Blanche Gardin


After reading that quote, I had to Google her.

Here she is on YouTube, click on Closed Captioning and you get an English subtitle. She's nice and dark.


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"People say Polanski is a great director, you have to know how to separate the man from the artist. It's weird that this indulgence only applies to artists. We don't say, for example, about a baker: "It's true, he rapes kids, but he still makes an extraordinary baguette".




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re: Entire Board of the César Awards, French Oscars, Resigns After Roman Polanski Nominations
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French Comedian Blanche Gardin: "People say Polanski is a great director, you have to know how to separate the man from the artist. It's weird that this indulgence only applies to artists. We don't say, for example, about a baker: "It's true, he rapes kids, but he still makes an extraordinary baguette".




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re: Entire Board of the César Awards, French Oscars, Resigns After Roman Polanski Nominations
Gardin has a good act:

"I stumbled on feminist writers like Simone de Beauvoir... I didn't know them before. It's comforting to know there are women leading full lives despite not being married. And I realized my beliefs are very fragile, I'm easily swayed. Cause before I didn't like feminism, it even made me a little angry. And I read two books and I'm totally into it............. I'd better not read Mein Kampf."


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re: Entire Board of the César Awards, French Oscars, Resigns After Roman Polanski Nominations
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We don't say, for example, about a baker: "It's true, he rapes kids, but he still makes an extraordinary baguette".




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Even funnier when you find out she has been dating Louis CK.



Think there’s a huge gap between Louis CK and Polanski. Hugggggeee


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re: Entire Board of the César Awards, French Oscars, Resigns After Roman Polanski Nominations
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It's truly amazing how willing people in the movie industry are to forget someone's pedophile past.


And immediately castigate the rest of humanity for not following their "moral" example.


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re: Entire Board of the César Awards, French Oscars, Resigns After Roman Polanski Nominations
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Think there’s a huge gap between Louis CK and Polanski. Hugggggeee
Oh, no question. If Louis released another stand up special, I would definitely check it out.
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re: Entire Board of the César Awards, French Oscars, Resigns After Roman Polanski Nominations
Wasn't he honored just a few years ago by Hollywood before they hated him?


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re: Entire Board of the César Awards, French Oscars, Resigns After Roman Polanski Nominations
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"People say Polanski is a great director, you have to know how to separate the man from the artist. It's weird that this indulgence only applies to artists. We don't say, for example, about a baker: "It's true, he rapes kids, but he still makes an extraordinary baguette".


I'm not gonna lie, if I saw O.J. Simpson at a tailgate, I would most definitely ask for an autograph and a photo. I couldn't care less if he is a convicted felon and alleged murderer, the dude was one of the greatest football players to ever play the game.


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