“Down with Macronia”: it doesn’t mean down with macaroni, nor is it anti macaroons (we’d hate to see that happening). Instead, it’s the phrase uttered by one French man in a green t-shirt, a mask and sunglasses after he comically slapped French President Emmanual Macron, who was on a walkabout in southern France. You have to watch the clip here. Look, we obviously don’t advocate violence, but wow do we sometimes also want to slap a politician! The man in the green t-shirt and one other was arrested for the incident, but it will rank up there along with the teenager who ‘egged’ Australian politician Fraser Anning or the time tomatoes were thrown at former US President Donald Trump.
This article appeared as part of The Wrap, 10 June 2021. Sign up to receive our weekly updates