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Cannes to Go Ahead With Award for Alain Delon Despite His Controversial Statements



Cannes Film Festival is going forward with its decision to award an honorary Palme d’Or to Alain Delon.
Despite criticism from the U.S. organization Women and Hollywood over his abhorrent values.

He has publicly admitted to slapping women.
He has aligned himself with the racist and anti-Semitic National Front.
He has claimed that being gay is ‘against nature.’  

Cannes' statement :
“it was honoring Alain Delon because he is a legendary actor and part of Cannes history, as we did for Clint Eastwood, Woody Allen and Agnès Varda. After Jean-Paul Belmondo and Jean-Pierre Léaud, it seemed crucial for us to celebrate the iconic actor Alain Delon.” 

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Tags: #cannes, award show - other, french celebrities
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