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Michel Sardou decorated with the National Order of Merit and the medal will cost him dearly

According to Le Nouvel Obs, singer Michel Sardou would soon be decorated of the National Order of Merit, sparking an outcry among feminists.

"A farewell gift & the artist" : Emmanuel Macron wishes to put à Michel Sardou received a Medal of Merit, Le Nouvel Obs told us this Tuesday. For this, the head of state intends to award the 77-year-old singer his decorations as Grand Officer of the order National Merit Award during a ceremony planned for June, at l'Elysée." Michel Sardou, who announced; – once again – that he was putting an end to the his career after his final tour, is "a choice of the heart" for Emmanuel Macron, adds the newspaper.

According to someone close to the President of the Republic, questioned about by Le Nouvel Obs, Michel Sardou "was able to diagnose, decades before Michel Houellebecq, male malaise in his texts." This was all it took to spark controversy, with Michel Sardou often being criticized for his actions. for his conservative and even reactionary positions, his song lyrics sometimes accused of racism and sexism.

On social networks, the indignation was not long in coming. &agrav; dawn. "The patriarchy will fall, it is already wavering. But they will all decorate each other first, especially castigated MP Sandrine Rousseau on X – formerly Twitter in the wake of the Nouvel Obs article. In the camp of Michel Sardou's defenders, we find Isabelle Balkany, who is delighted with such a distinction: "Yes, you 'mé ;rites' the 'National Merit'… For the honor you have given to our beautiful language with the magnificent words that you have written… For the sublime music that you have composed and which has touched the hearts of all, from 7   & ;agrave; 77 years…"

As a reminder, the National Order of Merit "rewards distinguished merits acquired either in a public function, civil or military, or in the exercise of an activity private, according to the Public Service website. And it's not free: in the law, it is stated that the person decorated must “purchase the medal” from ;egraved by the Monnaie de Paris or from private manufacturers, this is not provided by the Monnaie de Paris ;#39;administration." The cost of such an object – the medal of the Grand Officer of the National Order of Merit ? 2,050 euros on the site from the Paris Mint…

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116