News In France it's okay to call your hairdresser a faggot

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  1. Shithead

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    French court rules it is OK to call a male hairdresser a f****t – because there are lots of gay men in the industry




    It is not homophobic to call a male hairdresser a 'f****t' because the industry has a lot of gay men, a French court has ruled.
    The decision was made in a tribunal earlier this week after a hairdresser from Paris claimed unfair dismissal because his boss used the derogatory term after sacking him.
    The unnamed hairdresser alleged he accidentally received a text message containing the word after calling in sick in October 2014.
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    It is not homophobic to call a male hairdresser a 'f****t' because the industry has a lot of gay men, a French court has ruled (stock image)
    According to The Local, it read: 'I am not going to keep [name]. I don't have a good feeling about this guy. He's a dirty f****t.'
    After receiving the message, the man accused his former boss of sexual discrimination and said he was affected psychologically.

    But, at the tribunal this week, he was told the comment was not homophobic after officials 'put [the word] in the context of hairdressing'.
    The ruling concluded: 'The council considers that the term "f****t" used by a manager cannot be considered as a homophobic insult because hair salons regularly employ gay people.'
    T'es coiffeur, te faire traiter de "PD" c'est OK parce que, les coiffeurs sont souvent gays hein. Merci le tribunal. pic.twitter.com/orUcZDr522
    — Mathieu Brancourt (@MBrancourt) April 7, 2016
    The man's boss, defending his comment, had argued the hairdresser was sacked because he was a slow worker and did not bond with the team.
    The decision, which labelled the word as insult, caused outrage on social media, with many questioning the authority's logic.
    Mathieu Brancourt wrote on Twitter: 'You are a hairdresser, you get called a f****t and that's OK because hairdressers are often gay right. Thanks to the tribunal.'
    Olivia Dellvine quoted the ruling and added an 'unimpressed' emoji.
    And Harry Davies wrote: 'A Paris tribunal: Calling a hairdresser a "f****t" is not homophobic "because hair salons regularly employ gay people"... Eh?'
    The man is expected to launch an appeal.
     
  2. Mojopin

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    I was wondering about this.
     
  3. R.P. McMurphy

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    ...im pretty sure in france you can get arrested for calling someone a jew. there was this weird fashion designer a few years ago who threw a fit and i think thats what got him arrested.
     
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  4. SouthernListen

    SouthernListen I don't follow the crowd. Sorry about that. VIP

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    Just calling a ***** a ***** I suppose
     
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    Hugh Blowmont Just be funny

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    Also OK in England to call your cigarettes this...
     
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    "Are you mocking me with that suit?"

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    faggot.jpg Life is like a box of chocolates. Of all the terms, faggot is most amusing.
     
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    John Galliano went on a rant about Hitler.
     
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    ...yes thats the guy. bit of an odd duck.
     
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    Got fired from I believe it was Dior for that little contretemps there.

    Dude is really strange-looking, too.
     
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    Hmmmm, not a bad decision in regards to turning around the general opinion that France is a country of faggots. Still a lot more to do though to get rid of that reputation.