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French porn star furious over airline’s tweet

A French porn actress had a very public spat with an airline this week all after the company's tweet to explain a delayed flight included a joke about her choice of career.

French porn star furious over airline's tweet
Photo: Twitter/Nikita Bellucci

Social media managers beware. When tweeting angry customers it’s probably better not to try to be funny.

The manager of a French airline’s Twitter account was forced to make a grovelling apology to French porn actress Nikita Bellucci this week after she reacted angrily to a previous tweet that included a joke about her choice of career.

The porn star was already angry that her Transavia flight from Budapest had been delayed and tweeted the company – which is a subsidiary of Air France – to find out more information.

“Can we have some information about Flight TO3743. It’s been delayed four times this morning. There’s no information in Budapest,” she wrote to @TransaviaFR.

Whoever was in charge of the Twitter account obviously knew who Ms Bellucci was, or did a little research on her Twitter account, and couldn’t resist making a joke.

“Flight is scheduled for 14.30. It’s just that with you, we prefer when it lasts longer. Have a good day. I remain available,” read the tweet, with a winking face.

 

Although the joke may have been innocent enough, if a little unprofessional, it was met with fury by the actress.

“Bunch of bastards. I will never fly with your rubbish company again”, she responded although her tweet was later deleted.

Her followers on Twitter supported her: “The worst airline in the world is late and then they even take the p*ss out of you,” said one, while another suggested Transavia would soon be looking for a new social media manager.

(Photo: Nikita Bellucci/Twitter)

Minutes later Transavia tried to calm the Twittersphere by making a heartfelt apology.

“I am sorry you were offended by this joke. I was just trying to lighten the mood. Again, I’m sorry. The plane will leave shortly,” read the tweet.

Others on Twitter told the actress to lighten up.

“This is what fame is. There’s no need to take it the wrong way,” said one.

Even the communications manager at Air France seemed bemused by the whole spat.

He tweeted out an article on the spat with the words: “This will take you mind off things. A tweet from Transavia infuriates French porn actress.”

On Wednesday the actress took to Twitter to denounce those who had insulted her and lament the view towards porn stars in France.

“In France, unfortunately I have noticed that if you are a porn star, you don’t have the right to want to cultivate your mind and you must not share your opinions on the news. Open your thighs, look beautiful and shut up… is all that’s allowed.

“That’s all we expect of you, nothing more.”

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French porn star piqued over Macron’s desire to crackdown on X-rated films

A star of French porn films has challenged President Emmanuel Macron to meet with him and female porn actresses after France's leader aroused his anger by linking the porn industry to violence against women and inequality.

French porn star piqued over Macron's desire to crackdown on X-rated films
Manuel Ferrara (right) wants to talk porn with Emmanuel Macron. AFP

Manuel Ferrara was furious over the president's speech at the weekend which outlined his plan to tackle violence against women and ensure equality between the sexes.

According to Macron pornography makes women “an object of humiliation” and that action needs to be taken because porn films are now so widely watched among school children.

Ferrara hit back on Twitter and invited the president to discuss the issue.

“I am involved in this industry that you are trying to demonize by making this kind of remark. I am ready to sit down with you and discuss a topic that by all accounts you know nothing about. I'm waiting for your call!”

 

(Manuel Ferrara. AFP)

In an interview with France Inter radio the porn star continued to criticize the president saying he found his remark “shocking”.

“He demonizes the porn industry and is jumping to conclusions (faire un amalgame). It's the same with video games. It's like saying 'a teenager who plays Call of Duty is going to pick up a gun and kill everyone in his school'.”

Ferrara wants Macron to also talk to women involved in the pornography industry, which he insists is entertainment above all, to ask them what they think.

“There is a huge part of the porn industry that doesn't humiliate women,” he said, pointing to “niche films” in which women dominate men.

The actor admits that there is a real problem that young people can access porn online without any difficulty.

On Saturday Macron announced his plan to extend the powers of France's broadcasting regulator CSA to cover X-rated films as well as launch an awareness campaign on pornography in secondary schools.

“The CSA plays an indispensable role in regulating audiovisual content everywhere and stopping the most undignified behavior becoming a form of tacit propaganda,” said the president.

“Today we do not regulate access to video games, internet content and pornographic content that is increasingly available.”

In 2018, under the authority of the Prime Minister and with the special commitment of the Minister of Justice, we will have to rethink the framework of our regulation,” Macron said vowing to tighten controls on all content “which can… lead to violence, in particular against the women.”

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