Emmanuel Macron was last night accused of turning his back on his feminist ideals after Moulin Rouge style dancers in little less than their underwear took to the stage as part of his victory celebrations. Macron, who on Sunday night, aged 39, became France’s youngest president since Napoleon had held his victory event at the Louvre museum, one of the country’s best-known sites and a former royal palace.
Feminists were quick to raise eyebrows on Twitter and French media said the raunchy image was one which had ‘stayed in people’s minds’.
The criticism comes in the wake of Mr Macron telling supporters in March: ‘I am profoundly feminist’.
The dancing was part of a bizarre night of entertainment during which a DJ in a blue bomber jacket blared out pop tunes in the hours before Mr Macron walked towards the stage to the sound of Anthem of Europe’s ‘Ode to Joy’ by Beethoven.