French President Macron vows to ‘piss off’ the unvaccinated

French President Macron vows to 'piss off' the unvaccinated

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.”