Bernard Chenebault no longer the chairman of the association responsible for boosting the Palais de Tokyo and the to radiate to the international. Emma Lavigne, president of the museum of modern and contemporary art, has been sacked. She has learned “with astonishment” the remarks made Saturday on Facebook by his colleague. He had published a number of hate messages against the young activist for the fight against global warming Greta Thunberg, in response to an article in the news website, Slate titled: “If Greta Thunberg focus of so much hate it is because it departs from what it should be.”
“I’m neither deaf nor stupid and I hear that all cry out for a decade”, he first conceded, before adding: “but the form of this crazy added a layer of hatred in our society already greatly agitated by bad feelings from all sides”. “It is necessary to shoot it down,” he concludes, in what seemed clearly to be a call for the murder of Greta Thunberg, repeated a few moments later by another comment. “I hope that a corked goes down”, he reiterates. Punctuated with emoticons, white-fronted, these messages have aroused the indignation of the internet users.
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“We reject these words and we removed that statement made in a personal capacity”
When one of them is arrested – “this is done so openly two incentives to murder on a social network”, a-t-he writes – Bernard Chenebault seemed to assume. He simply answer “yes” laconic.
On his Twitter account, the Palais de Tokyo has clearly taken its distances with the author of these words. “We reject these words and we removed that statement, made in a personal capacity and does not commit the Palais de Tokyo or the Friends of the Palais de Tokyo”, has tweeted the institution.
We reject these words and we désolidarisions
in this position, formulated in a personal capacity and does not commit the Palais de Tokyo or the Friends of the Palais de Tokyo. 2/3
— Palais de Tokyo (@PalaisdeTokyo) September 29, 2019
on the other hand, Bernard Chenebault has made amends for them, always on his account Facebook, complaining about “serious and totally displaced”. “Of course, I did not call in any way to the murder of Greta Thunberg and beg you to believe that, in the “game” of Facebook, my words have completely spun out of my thinking and of my intention”, he justified. But this mea culpa is not enough: the general assembly of friends of the Palais de Tokyo will meet “as soon as possible” to elect its new president.