The Secretary of State for the Social and Solidarity Economy gave a long interview on women's rights in the issue of the charming magazine to be published Thursday, posing on the front page, dressed in a long white dress.

The Prime Minister told him that it was "not at all appropriate, especially in the current period," we learned Saturday from the entourage of Elisabeth Borne, confirming information from BFMTV.

Several left-wing leaders were moved by the government's communication in the midst of a social crisis, after this front page of Playboy and Emmanuel Macron's interview in Pif.

As for the Minister of Labour Olivier Dussopt, in the front line on the pension reform, he recently gave an interview to the newspaper Têtu, in which he reveals his homosexuality.

Secretary of State for the Social and Solidarity Economy Marlène Schiappa, January 4, 2023 in Paris © Alain JOCARD / AFP/Archives

"We are in the middle of a social crisis, there is a subject on policing, there are people between life and death and I have the impression of a smokescreen, between Stubborn, Pif Gadget and Playboy," lamented on BFMTV the ecologist deputy Sandrine Rousseau.

"What is the respect of the French people, the people who will have to work two more years, who demonstrate, who lose days of wages, who can not eat because of inflation," she added. "Women's bodies must be able to be exposed everywhere, I have no problem with that, but there is a social subject here."

"In a country where the President speaks in Pif and his minister Schiappa in Playboy, the problem would be the opposition. The France is derailed," tweeted the leader of La France insoumise, Jean-Luc Mélenchon.

And Fabien Roussel, national secretary of the PCF, ironically: "It is not enough to subscribe to Pif to know the intentions of the government, it is also necessary to subscribe to Playboy..."

"Defending women's right to control their bodies is everywhere and all the time," Schiappa tweeted: "In France, women are free. No offense to the retrogrades and hypocrites."

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