Blanche Gardin continues to make ink flow. On April 20, the 46-year-old comedian, actress and screenwriter declared war on Jeff Bezos and his video-on-demand service Prime Video. Approached to participate in the next season of LOL: Who laughs, comes out!, the companion of Louis CK had declined the invitation through a long message posted on his Facebook account. “JI would be embarrassed around the corners (not to say that it would really hurt my ass) to be paid 200,000 euros for a day’s work even if I lose at your game, when the charity of my choice would win 50,000 euros, that is to say 4 times less, and again, only if I win”, she wrote. Words that still arouse strong reactions, especially from former candidates.
In an interview with the magazine Society this Thursday, May 25, 2023, Ramzy Bédia spoke about the recent controversy. Asked about his salary to participate in the cult program hosted by Philippe Lacheau, Eric Judor’s sidekick did not disassemble. “Well, everyone knows it (200,000 euros, editor’s note). It’s fabulous, it’s great,” he launched before giving his opinion on the shock statements of his colleague. “If she doesn’t want to, that’s up to her. I respect his opinion, his choice. Me, personally, when my tiler friends or bus drivers found out that there was this salary for a day’s work, they said to me: ‘If you don’t do it, we’ll cut your throat open. Do you know how much we earn? Do you know how you get pissed off to earn 2,200 euros a month? You have this chance, so take it.” did he declare. And to conclude:We don’t all have the same story, we don’t all come from the same place. The only common point is this big check […] Personally, I take it. That we respect the opinion of Blanche Gardin and that we respect mine.”
Virginie Efira cash on the words of Blanche Gardin
Guest of Yann Barthès on the set of Daily on May 17, Virginie Efira, candidate for the last season of LOL: who laughs, comes out!, had also reacted to the words of Blanche Gardin. “I rather have admiration for people who manage to match their values, their ideals to their way of life. It’s pretty rare,” explained the one who recently announced her second pregnancy. “When I read Blanche’s letter, I already said to myself that she was much funnier than me, which is not complicated. Moreover she has 1,000 times more virtue”, she added while assuming her choice to accept Amazon’s offer. “Yes, I did not refuse the salary. Afterwards, did I make a super disgusting use of it? Maybe not”.