Det franske filmikon Brigitte Bardot har indtrængende bedt sine landsmænd om ikke at stemme på Emmanuel Macron ved Frankrigs præsidentvalg på søndag og udtalt, at man kan se hans totale mangel på medfølelse i "hans ståløjnes kulde".

Dyreværnsforkæmperen tweetede til sine følgere, at de ikke burde stemme Macron, idet hun frygtede, at situationen for dyr ville forværres under hans præsidentskab.

"Den foragt han har for dyrs lidelser kan ses af den totale mangel på empati reflekteret i hans kolde ståløjne.

"Mens skandalerne øges, tager han dyreavlernes og jægernes side mod dyreværnsforeninger, som kæmper mod de lobbyer, som lader til at have magten over hans kandidatrur."

Bardot, ét af de bedst kendte sexsymboler i 1950'erne og 1960'erne, trådte i begyndelsen af året frem som støtter for den populistiske kandidat Marine Le Pen. I et bredtfavnende interview med Le Figaro, som berørte kulturelle emner, blev Bardot spurgt hvad hun syntes om den nuværende kultur.


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"We live in a period when everything is vulgar, ordinary, and mediocre," Bardot said. "France no longer has the radiance, the majesty it had."

When asked if she was close to Le Pen's anti-mass migration party, the Front National, the actress responded:

"I am very patriotic. I was raised by a father and a grandfather who fought for France and instilled in me a love of my homeland. I am not proud of what France is today... I'm not a 'facho' [fascist], any more than Marine Le Pen is. Marine Le Pen has the will to take France in hand, to restore borders and give priority to the French."

Acknowledged as a symbol of woman's liberation, Bardot told Le Figaro she was against the Muslim face veil. "Communitarianism takes on too much importance. It is the culmination of thirty years of laxity."

She is also a vocal opponent of Muslim halal slaughter, which often involves slaughtering an animal without stunning it, causing pain and distress before death.

Regarded as a free speech activist, the 82-year-old actress has faced trial five times between 1997 and 2008 for "inciting racial hatred" including for comments criticising mass Muslim immigration in France.

On one of these occasions, she was convicted for "decrying the loss of French identity and tradition due to the 'multiplication of mosques while our church bells fall silent for want of priests'".