About fifty LREM deputies on Thursday called for sanctions after the broadcast of the clip of a rapper deemed anti-Semitic and defending Nazism, while Gérald Darmanin asked the major social networks not to disseminate this "refuse".
"(We) are deeply shocked at the absolutely loathsome anti-Semitic and denial-denial remarks made by 'Freeze Corleone' in a clip posted on social media. The latter openly advocates Nazism and praises terrorist Mollah Omar," wrote Thursday LREM deputies including the deputy for Yvelines, Aurore Bergé, the former Minister of Ecological Transition, François de Rugy, or the president of the Law Commission, Yaël Braun-Pivet.
Request for sanctions
This fifty elected officials ask the Minister of Justice Eric Dupond-Moretti "to act so that the author of this abject clip is punished".
"Our Republic cannot accept that pseudo artistic expression can be used as a pretext for calls to hatred or to apologize for terrorism", commented the deputies.
“Let’s not let anything go,” they add.
In a tweet, the Minister of the Interior was also indignant at the comments contained in the video deemed "unspeakable".
"At my request, the Ministry of the Interior is studying legal remedies as quickly as possible to prosecute their author. I am already calling on Facebook and Twitter not to disseminate this refuse", wrote Gerald Darmanin.
Social networks called not to broadcast the clip
The league against racism and anti-Semitism (Licra) believes that "impunity must end" and calls on all players including the major online music distribution platforms to "take their responsibilities".
In extracts broadcast on social networks, the rapper declares among other things: "I arrive determined like Adolf in the 30s", "every day RAF (nothing to give a fuck) of the Shoah" or even "like Swiss bankers , everything for the family so that my children live like Jewish pensioners ".
On the right, the deputy of the Alpes-Maritimes (LR) Eric Ciotti denounces a "real preacher of hate" and also calls on digital platforms to delete him and to ban his songs from broadcasting.