Brigitte Bardot is not impressed by Hollywood actresses speaking out against sexual harassment and assault.
BBC News reported the legendary French actress took aim at the #MeToo movement, telling the French magazine Paris Match, “In the vast majority of cases they are being hypocritical, ridiculous, uninteresting.”
“There are many actresses who flirt with producers in order to get a role,” the 83-year-old continued. “Then, in order to be talked about, they will say they have been harassed. In reality, rather than benefiting them, it harms them.”
Bardot, who starred in the classics “And God Created Woman” and “Contempt”, said that she actually enjoyed the sexual attention she received as a young actress.
“Me, I was never the victim of sexual harassment and I found it charming when I was told that I was beautiful or I had a nice little backside. This kind of compliment is nice.”
Another veteran French actress, Catherine Deneuve, also came under fire recently for signing an open letter critical of the #MeToo movement.
Following the backlash, Deneuve apologized to victims of sexual abuse.