Véronique Genest shared a message on her social networks this Wednesday, October 5. She spoke about actresses and singers who cut their hair in support of Iranian women.
A subject that touched many people. Many personalities have committed themselves to support the cause of Iranian women. For this, in a video shared this Wednesday, October 5, they have agreed to cut a lock of hair. The goal ? To support the women of Iran who take all the risks by protesting for the right to dress and live as they wish. An initiative that was very noticed on social networks and which in particular made Véronique Genest react. On her Twitter account, the 66-year-old actress gave a very cash opinion. “Go on ! We try the ball to zero?“, she first asked before adding: “Because frankly ladies, it’s good to make a gesture, but compared to what these women endure, that or nothing…“. A publication that has been commented on by Internet users. “Yes … they are rather pathetic … too bad some I liked“, wrote one of them. To which Véronique Genest immediately replied: “Keep loving them. They are good actresses“. A response which is not a surprise since she is used to discussing with her subscribers, whether positive or negative comments.
Supporting the cause of Iranian women was a very important initiative for many personalities. Thus, on the initiative of the lawyer Richard Sédillot, with Julie Couturier and Christiane Feral Schuhl, these are Juliette Binoche, Marion Cotillard, Isabelle Adjani, Isabelle Huppert, Pomme, Yaël Naïm, Jane Birkin, Charlotte Gainsbourg or Julie Gayet which were seen in the video posted on Instagram. In the caption of the publication, it is the approach of the French stars which has been explained. “These women, these men, ask for our support. Their courage and their dignity compel us. It is impossible not to denounce again and again this terrible repression”, we were able to read first. Subsequently, it was specified: “There are already dozens of dead men and women, including children. The arrests only swell the number of prisoners who are already illegally detained and too often tortured.” A very sensitive subject but it was impossible not to react. “We thus decided to answer the call which was launched to us by cutting, us also, some of these locks“, they concluded. In addition to the previously mentioned personalities, there are also Alexandra Lamy, Julie de Bona or Mélanie Douteywho filmed themselves cutting a lock of their hair.
French personalities: why did they want to cut a lock of hair?
The struggle of Iranian women took on another dimension following the death of Masha Amini. She was a 22 year old young woman who was “arrested and abused by vice squad until death” last September 13. He was accused of having “wearing the veil inappropriately. She died for letting a few strands of hair show.” we then read in the caption of the video. “His death outraged and moved Iran and the world. Since Mahsa’s death, which occurred on September 16, the Iranian people, women in the lead, have been demonstrating at the risk of their lives. These people only hope for access to the most essential freedoms“, is it specified then. The death of the young woman has moved the whole world and the French stars wished to bring their support in cutting off a strand of hair. A simple gesture that allows Iranian demonstrators to know that they are supported.