(Paris) Johnny’s widow Latitia Holiday has accused Eric Zemmour of “abusing” a picture of a dead singer in his clip announcing his candidacy for the presidency on Wednesday, indicating he is considering prosecution.
Since the video of Eric Zemmour aired on Tuesday, many media and celebrities have unwittingly protested the use of their images by right-wing extremists in the video, many of whom have requested to be removed from the platform to share YouTube videos.
In this clip, he evokes special images in support of “The Country of Gabin and Delon, Brigitte Bardot and Belmondo, Johnny and Ajnavour, The Land of Brasense and Barbara”. Johnny is seen singing in close-up at the Holiday Black and White Archive.
By using these images, Eric Zemmour “tries to divert Johnny’s image for his own advertising purpose”, denouncing the singer’s wife in a press release sent to AFP Wednesday evening.
“This mistake is not only reprehensible, because no authority has been requested and therefore granted. It also sets out the exploitation and display of its author’s disrespect for the symbol that Johnny embodied and for all those who carry Johnny in their memory.”Me Holiday “directs (his) council to consider all necessary prosecution.”