This is a first she will remember. Alexandra Pizzagali made her debut Monday in the Télématin program on France 2 but… nothing happened as planned. As she arrived on set, the teleprompters apparently did not work, creating discomfort, the first of a long series.
The comedian then went on somehow with his column trying touches of humor on the author of the July 14 attack in Nice, which left 86 dead and 450 injured in 2016 – and whose trial s is open Monday. A caustic humor that went badly with viewers and Internet users.
And as if that weren’t enough, once the controversial column was launched, the advertising page was triggered before the columnist’s intervention had even ended. Nothing voluntary ensures France TV, cutting short all rumors of censorship.
The comedian herself reacted with a post on her social networks shortly after her “bad-buzz” in which she declared not without humor “can’t wait for the second”.
However, Le Parisien reveals a more nuanced version. According to her information, if the actress did not undergo “censorship” strictly speaking, she would not have taken into account the reservations expressed by the people in charge of the program when reading her text.
Driven by many reactions, especially on social networks, the management of France Télévisions finally wanted to apologize on Twitter. “France Télévisions and the Télématin teams regret that a humorous column rightly offended many viewers. We offer our apologies and express our solidarity with the victims of the Nice attack and their loved ones”.
Christian Estrosi, the mayor of Nice, also reacted on Twitter, qualifying the chronicle “extremely unhappy”.