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"Les Inrockuptibles" put Bertrand Cantat in "One", and a debate that we know well arises

The media presence of the artist, condemned for the homicide of Marie Trintignant, still does not leave indifferent, thirteen years later.

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The number 1141 of Inrockuptibles came out, Wednesday, October 11, with, in "one", photo of Bertrand Cantat, former singer of Black Desire condemned in 2004 for homicide of his companion, Marie Trintignant. The image is barred from title "Bertrand Cantat in his name".

In pages, an article by Jean-Daniel Beauvallet on artist's solo album Project, which is due to be published in December, and an interview in which Bertrand Cantat speaks in particular of se words, reproduced in "One":

Emotionally, I was unable to read, to listen. The beauty, slowly, rubbing, found a little place. I remade my journey with my founding albums while still listening to any novelty. »

It is not only "one" that reacts online, but also content of article, accused of being complacent towards Cantat, who evokes at length its reconstruction through music, and to ignore Marie Trintignant, victim. In addition to crowd of anonymous who spoke on networks (LesInrocks was one of most discussed topics of day on Twitter), leading political actors and leaders participated in discussion.

The Secretary of State for equality between women and men, Marlene misbehavior, responded in particular to title, "on her behalf", asking:

And in name of what should we support promotion of one who murdered Marie Trintignant with fists? Do not ...

— MarleneSchiappa (@MarleneSchiappa)

Laurence Rossignol, former minister of Families and Socialist senator, noted an irony: CD that comes with current issue of Inrock contains a song by Orelsan, rapper known for his degrading remarks towards women and author of dubious "You're going to get Marie-Trintigner," for which he was sentenced to a suspended fine, in 2013, for name-calling and provocation to violence against women.

Gar on same cover Cantt and Orelsan who sings "I'm going to marry you Trintigner", you had to dare. Shame on ...

— Laurossignol (@laurence Rossignol)

Nadia Daam, a journalist with Slate and specialist among or issues of violence against women, responded to cover by publishing a photo where Bertrand Cantat's quotation is covered with an excerpt from autopsy report of Marie Trintignant.

Cuckoo @lesinrocks I allowed myself to correct your one, re were a few shells. Https://

— Clicker (@Nadia Daam)

According to Nadia Daam, it is very principle of dedicating pages to Bertrand Cantat, which poses a problem:

"One does not lend a sympatic ear to author of a feminicide (...)" Especially when victims never receive so much compassion, listening and media exposure. Continue to want a public life

This is not first time that media coverage that Bertrand Cantat has been asked to ask, or that inrocks make expense. Jean-Daniel Beauvallet, joined by world, said he did not wish to comment, specifying that he had already faced same reproaches during his previous interview with singer, in 2014.

Since his parole in 2007, Bertrand Cantat has gradually returned to artistic projects. Every album, every concert, every position, debate resurfaces in same terms: can it continue to have a public life, especially if it is politically committed by its texts, that is, life it had before death of Mary Trintignant? The first song from forthcoming album, already available online, is called England and denounces Brexit and fate reserved for migrants in Europe.

And even though Bertrand Cantat chooses to pursue this career, should we advertise se projects, offer m a media exhibition? A part of public and collaborators of Bertrand Cantat consider that, sentence served, latter has right to resume his trade. This is case of author of interview, who writes:

For his actions, Bertrand Cantat was tried, convicted, incarcerated. He was n released, sentence purged. Everyone has right to be amazed, to offend or to just respect a decision of justice that offers a man a redemption, right to exercise his former profession as a musician. anyway. Amor Fati, for Nietzsche, was to love his destiny, to accept him at least, whatever his price, his hell. »

This was also case of playwright Wajdi Mouawad, who had wished to invite Bertrand Cantat to put into music words of chorus in trilogy of women, a staging of three pieces of Sophocles given in Avignon in 2011. A controversy n pitted Bertrand Cantat and Jean-Louis Trintignant, far of Marie Trintignant, who threatened to boycott festival if singer went re, which he finally renounced.


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