France has gradually tearing down its open arms reputation. The country was known to be something of a refuge for those escaping racial intolerance. However, recent politics and actions like this one have made France to look like a hypocritical nation, rebuilding on racial intolerance.
Global Voices exposed the issue recently:
“Surprising as it may be, the answer lies in the fact that the film has an all-black cast. French cinema is often pointed at for not fairly displaying all components of the country’s multiethnic population. Although the recent success of the movie Les Intouchables, which earned French African actor Omar Sy the Cesar award for Best Actor in 2012, caused great pride and hope among French nationals from Africa and the Caribbean, it was not to be the turning point for a deep and lasting change.”