French music magazine puts Bertrand Cantat, who murdered girlfriend, on cover | World news

French music magazine Les Inrockuptibles has been criticised as “disgusting” for putting Bertrand Cantat, the singer convicted of murdering his girlfriend, on its front cover.

Cantat was found guilty of murdering actor Marie Trintignant in 2003 and served four years of an eight-year jail sentence. The court was told he hit Trintignant repeatedly in the head and waited for several hours before calling emergency services. She died in hospital.

les inrocks
(@lesinrocks)

Cantat en son nom: demain dans les Inrocks https://t.co/HbDhuCquJL pic.twitter.com/aU0xyAuzUR


October 10, 2017

Cantat was released on parole in 2007 and is currently promoting a new album.

The decision by Inrockuptibles to make Cantat its cover star drew criticism online, with Twitter users quick to condemn the move.

Romain Barrilliot
(@skacky)

So nice of Les Inrocks to have wife beater and murderer Bertrand Cantat on their cover as if he’s redeemed somehow. https://t.co/DFZm7rZ3Xp


October 11, 2017

Caspar Salmon
(@CasparSalmon)

Appalled and sickened to see the murderer Bertrand Cantat on the cover of @lesinrocks to promote his new album. Beyond disgusting.


October 11, 2017

France’s Elle magazine responded with an editorial titled “Au nom de Marie” (In the name of Marie).

ELLE
(@ELLEfrance)

“Au nom de Marie” : notre édito pour toutes les femmes victimes de la violence des hommes https://t.co/viVwOvdrJC pic.twitter.com/mx4cgChjSX


October 17, 2017

In the editorial, the magazine said, “Marie Trintignant died under the blows of Bertrand Cantat. Today she is a symbol … her face has become that of all the female victims of the violence of men. The face of the 123 women killed by their spouse last year.”

The editorial went on to commend women who have spoken out against their attackers, saying Trintignant represented “the women harassed or assaulted – 216,000 complaints filed in 2016”, as well as those who had come out against disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey…

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