French President Macron vows to ‘piss off’ the unvaccinated
French President Emmanuel Macron has been accused of using divisive, vulgar language after he used a slang term to say he wanted to make life difficult for unvaccinated people. Three months ahead of a presidential election, opponents of Mr. Macron said his words were unworthy of a president.
Macron’s remarks came as the French parliament debated new legislation that, if passed, will mean only the fully vaccinated – and no longer those with a negative Covid test will qualify for the country’s health pass from next month.
France last year put in place a health pass that prevents people without a PCR test or proof of vaccination to enter restaurants, cafes and other venues. The government wants to turn it into a vaccine passport that means only the vaccinated can have a health pass.
France has vaccinated almost 90% of its population who are eligible, Macron said, and it was “only a very small minority who are resisting.”