La Redoute bends under pressure
Recently La Redoute, France's largest mail order company, offered decorative statues of homosexual couples for sale (photo above). The Bloc Identitaire protested in a communiqué dated January 23:
This strategic decision appears unwise for a company in financial crisis and with a mostly traditional clientele. Do the employees and unions of la Redoute share management's business orientation?
Beyond these considerations, the Bloc Identitaire totally condemns this provocation and demands the immediate cessation of this publicity campaign. Otherwise, customers of la Redoute, both regulars and the occasional shopper, will realize that it is best to go elsewhere, to more ethical companies, for their purchases.
We ask all our members and sympathizers, as well as all those fighting against the Socialist law on gay marriage, to call la Redoute and tell them, firmly but courteously, of their displeasure.
Two days later, another communiqué announced victory:
Victory! La Redoute has deactivated the web page offering articles reserved for homosexual marriages.
The Bloc Identitaire thanks all those who mobilized: it was their calls that allowed this victory.
France, mobilized against a pseudo-normal president, can always count on the Bloc Identitaire, to build a determined and effective resistance.
On a similar note, a reader sent me the following link, showing designer Karl Lagerfeld's contribution (photo below) to haute couture and his current thoughts on the subject of gay marriage.
However, not so long ago, Lagerfeld said he was opposed to gay marriage. An article dated March 19, 2010 at LCI.tf1 reveals his reasoning at the time:
"I am against gay marriage, for the simple reason that, in the 60's, everybody wanted to be different. And now, suddenly, everybody wants a bourgeois life.
For me it is very difficult to imagine one of the fathers at work and the other at home with the baby. How would the child live? I don't know. I can better imagine married lesbians with children than married men with children. And I believe more in relations between mother and child than between father and child.
I don't like the idea of pulling a child from his life and the context of his existence. If I wanted to adopt a child, I would try to find a family for him, and I would give them money, so that the child could be raised in his original context."
No doubt pressures and money considerations brought about a modification in Lagerfeld's expressed views, and resulted in the surreal creation below, that has more than one terrifying aspect - one eye of each woman is covered while the other is blackened, and the child ends up with two weird sisters for mommies.