Investiture of Emmanuel Macron: the presence of Bernard Montiel at the Élysée disturbs internet users

There were a lot of people to attend the investiture ceremony of Emmanuel Macron, this Saturday, May 7 in the village hall of the Élysée. Among the procession of guests, different profiles were greeted by the president, including Bernard Montiel, close to Brigitte Macron to whom Internet users criticized his presence.

HAS “new president, new mandate”. After a complicated first five-year term, Emmanuel Macron was officially invested in the presidency of the French Republic, for five additional years. An essential step for any elected or re-elected Head of State, the ceremony took place this Saturday, May 7 at the Elysée Palace, where nearly 450 handpicked guests were invited. All were present to attend this solemn moment, a little weighed down by the dumpling of Laurent Fabius. Some had been placed in the front row, such as Nicolas Sarkozy and François Hollande, who came to show a certain unity around their colleague, but also Brigitte Macron, who did not escape his delicate attention when her husband arrived in the village hall redecorated for the occasion.

Bernard Montiel placed in the culture square

But personalities from the world of culture or civil society also appeared under the gold of the Republic, like the actors Guillaume Galienne and François Cluzet, the theater producer Jean-Marc Dumontet or the animator Bernard Montiel. The latter has never hidden his closeness to the first lady, of whom he does not hesitate to reveal their confidences, in particular in Do not touch My TVwhere he has his napkin ring.

But netizens felt that former star of Video Gag did not deserve his little invitation card. Especially in the culture section. Deal with “pickers” by many of them, the friend of the presidential couple had the right to his flood of taunts. “Seeing Bernard Montiel at Macron’s inauguration. And hearing that he is part of the world of culture…”, summed up an unconvinced Twitter user. A running gag that is likely to last another five years.