Comedian Yassine Belattar was the guest of BFMTV this Sunday, November 19. He notably commented on a press article attributing to him influence over the head of state, Emmanuel Macron.
Invited on the BFMTV set this Sunday, November 19, comedian Yassine Belattar confirmed having met Emmanuel Macron’s advisors, as suggested by an article published in Express.
According to the weekly, the head of state would have weighted his participation in the marches against anti-Semitism by asking in particular two advisers to the Élysée to obtain the opinion of the former member of the Presidential Council of Cities and close to the president.
“On specific subjects, it is good to bring together people who feel the pulse of society,” believes Yassine Belattar, who recognizes that an exchange took place. However, he regrets a “controversy” and is annoyed at having to “justify himself”.
“I don’t have the weight that people are asking for these days,” tempers the comedian.
As a reminder, Yassine Belattar was sentenced to 4 months in prison in September 2023 for death threats and crimes against various personalities from the entertainment world. A criminal record that he does not consider relevant to these questions.
” Gossip “
It is difficult to say whether Yassine Belattar was able to openly advise Emmanuel Macron against going to these demonstrations. Comments reported by the weekly suggest so. For his part, the actor regrets that “gossip” was spread by a journalist “who was not there”.
Personally, the comedian did not attend the demonstration. He explains that he refuses to march alongside the far right, in reference to the presence of Marine Le Pen or Jordan Bardella in Paris on November 12.
“I have nothing in common with the extreme right, I do not demonstrate with my executioners. The far right has harmed the Muslim community and will do even more,” he emphasizes.
On our set, despite his absence at the demonstration, Yassine Belattar firmly denounced anti-Semitic acts in France, as well as the attacks committed by Hamas in Israel and the detention of Franco-Israeli hostages in Gaza. At the same time, he criticized the government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.