A shower of criticism has been raining down on the former TF1 host for several days. Alessandra Sublet did not win unanimous approval during her appearance on the show "Clique" presented by Mouloud Achour and broadcast on Wednesday, November 15 on Canal +. The actress, who is currently promoting her first show, Tous les risques n'aura pas la saveur du succès (All Risks Will Not Have the Flavour of Success), was asked about her relationship with feminism and gender inequality. As such, she did not mince her words when talking about this movement, which she considers necessary although questionable. "Let's try to be a little objective," she said, pointing to the "extremism" of some. Alessandra Sublet nevertheless reiterated her support for women victims of violence, while wishing to broaden the debate on denunciation at any cost.
"They have been hit hard by unbelievable violence that I don't know about," she said. Afterwards, I think that this movement has been used to arrive at an "Amazon feminism" that is not mine. When I tell you that I love men, I have many extraordinary men who have carried me in my life. Women too, but not all of them. Not all of them are amazing and awesome. There have been real harpies, there have been real f*cks. (...) So at some point, you have to put the horses down and just say, "That's it, let's try to be a little objective, let's try to love each one." But there are some who will never love you. That's the way it is, and in there are men and there are women too." Regarding the concept of "sisterhood" (which means solidarity between women), she continued: "I think it's up to women to liberate themselves. I think we have to stop looking for an enemy somewhere, to stop being there in sisterhood. Actually, I'm sorry, but I haven't seen this sisterhood in many places in my personal and professional life."
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These remarks have largely disconcerted Internet users on social networks, provoking a wave of reactions. "I stopped at the first sentence, my ears bled profusely," one tweet read. Or: "She doesn't care about sisterhood because she's met, when it's a consequence of patriarchy that puts us directly in competition? To be so uneducated on the issue in 2023 for a journalist, what a shame"; "A little too simplistic as a discourse and with shortcuts that have no connection"; "When a self-centered, middle-class boomer wants to teach you what feminism is."
In the aftermath, other comments also caused a feeling of unease among users. Before her rant, the former presenter had cracked a punchy sentence to show her support for women victims of violence, which has since been hyped up on the Web. "I want to say to women, 'Go ahead, open your mouth.' But I'm not going to give you extremist feminist speeches," she said. It was then on Instagram, this time, under the sequence broadcast by "Clique" and the main person concerned, that the comments poured in. "Completely off the mark," it reads. And many others: "What world does she live in? I am distressed by what she says! I think women have been opening their mouths for a long time, madame, and you ought to respect your fellow-creatures a little more." "Open your mouth? A thought for all the victims who would like to do it, have tried to do it and all those women who do it every day and have a lot of fun all day long"; "Disconnected and above ground". Indeed, statistics show that many women do not file complaints against their abusers for fear of reprisals.
Of course, other users have positioned themselves on the side of the host, assuring that they are in perfect agreement with her way of thinking. "Strongly agree"; "Finally a somewhat honest word," it reads in part.
In 2013, Alessandra Sublet, mother of Charlie (11) and Alphonse (7) from her union with Clément Miserez, had already expressed her opinion on the subject of feminism in France. "I think it's good that women are emancipating themselves, claiming their rights. But I'll tell you the truth: I think I'm less and less of a feminist since I became a mother," she told Téléstar. He continued: "Be careful, I'm not saying, 'Come on! The woman in the kitchen!" But there's a time when you can't wear your guys' balls. Sorry, I can't think of any other expression." Faced with the growing controversy of her new words, the woman who now works on stage has still not reacted.