When I learned that Marie-Chantal Toupin had herself ejected from Big Brother Celebrity, I was not surprised. As the late Jacques Parizeau said, this woman has the gift of “autopelured debananiser”.
And when I heard that she had made deplorable comments about the race, sexual orientation or mental health of the participants, I wanted to say to those who did take offense, “What were you expecting? By hiring a girl who for years has been writing offensive words in all capitals, did you seriously think she would suddenly become a mountain of compassion and good judgment? “
If you are not familiar with Marie-Chantal Toupin’s escapades, here is an excerpt from one of my columns from 2015, which I wrote when the singer lost a television animation contract because of her hate speech. “Beside her, Marine Le Pen looks like Françoise David. “
Then I said:
“When Marie-Chantal Toupin encourages all women in burqas to go-kart (in reaction to an incident where a Muslim woman was strangled when her burqa got caught in the wheels of her vehicle), she does not of humor. It incites violence. She wishes the death of Muslim women. We are very far from the atheist humor of Charlie hebdo “.
If you and I are able to remember Marie-Chantal Toupin’s slippages, do you think that the producers of Big Brother Celebrity or the leaders of Noovo have amnesia? Or does it suit them that a woman slips completely on TV because it gives good ratings?
The comedian and author Martin Petit summed up my thoughts very well by writing on Twitter: “This blindness maintained by the media that reality TV is not responsible for the outbursts of which they are offended … Exploiting people’s weaknesses n it’s not a great business ”.
I have always found that Varda had enormously advanced the cause of mental health in Quebec. In his book Damn mad, she spoke openly about her bipolarity and her stays in a psychiatric hospital.
That’s why I found her very generous, during one of the first episodes of Big Brother Celebrity, when she launched to Marie-Chantal Toupin: “You are not the crazy screech that the world thinks you are”.
And a few days later, it was Toupin who attacked Varda’s mental health problems? Uh, find the error.
HOW I COULD TELL YOU
Marie Chantal Toupin affirms that she does not remember the comments she made to Big Brother Celebrity. What a bogus excuse!
But the bosses of Noovo and Bell, them, what excuse do they have for having forgotten the remarks that Marie-Chantal Toupin made in 2015? They don’t have internet access?
Didn’t they check his “background” before hiring him?
They did like Justin Trudeau who gave a post of Governor General to Julie Payette when she had had behavioral problems in her TWO previous posts?
When you hire Julie Payette, you have to expect her to Julipayettise.
When you hire Marie-Chantal Toupin, you have to expect that she will “Mariechantaltoupinise”.