Brigitte Bardot slams #MeToo movement as 'hypocritical and ridiculous'


She goes on to say that, "the vast majority are being hypocritical and ridiculous". "Then when they tell the story afterwards, they say they have been harassed ... in actual fact, rather than benefit them, it only harms them".

Her comments come a week after fellow French star Catherine Deneuve sparked a worldwide feminist backlash by defending men's right to "hit on" women.

Catherine defended her position by clarifying that she is opposed to the "lynching" of men, but later issued an apology to the victims of sexual misconduct.

Bardot also said she was never herself a victim during her career, which began in the 1950s, and said she instead enjoyed some of the behaviour which many others would reject.

Dozens of Hollywood's elite may have taken to the Golden Globes in black recently in solidarity of the Me Too and Time's Up campaigns against sexual harassment in the industry, but Brigitte Bardot was not among them.

Bardot said that she had never experienced sexual harassment in the workplace, and on the contrary "found it charming when men told me that I had a nice little backside".

"It seemed pleasant to me when I was told I was attractive, or that I had a nice little butt".

She said that when she is gone she wants to be known as the "animals' fairy godmother".

Bardot has been criticised in the past for supporting the French far-right party National Front and in 2004 was convicted of inciting racial hatred for her comments on French Muslims in her book, A Cry In The Silence.