French President Emmanuel Macron is facing a social media backlash for talking about Africa having a “civilizational” problem and women having “seven or eight children.”
A 28-second video of Macron speaking at a press conference during the just-ended G 20 summit in the German city of Hamburg, has attracted condemnation by people. The remarks were made by a reporter from the Ivory Coast asked the French president why there was no Marshall Plan for Africa.
— Snarls de Gaulle (@LevzOfGrass) July 10, 2017
Trump's speech about "western civilization" and Macron's comments about "problem of civilization Africa" come from the same white supremacy.
— Zeru (@DoubleStraps) July 10, 2017
Basically Macron said to blame the black woman for Africa's problems and I'm sick. Gonna go take a nap. Y'all keep swooning if you want to.
— Morgan Jerkins (@MorganJerkins) July 10, 2017
Macron: "Africa has a civilizational problem"
Me: "The legacy of colonization, slavery, & imperialism?"
Macron: "No, women having 7 kids"
— Starrcade Barricade (@marxismflairism) July 10, 2017
Observers also criticised Mr Macron for referring only to “Africa”, rather than specific nations, ignoring huge differences across the world’s second largest continent. Writing for South Africa’s Daily Vox website, Mishka Wazar said: “Africa is not a country. You cannot, as a world leader (or even an ordinary person on the streets with no political ambitions) conflate African countries with ‘Africa’.”