Valérie Boyer, spokesman of François Fillon, was the guest of France 2 this Sunday November 27 to comment on the victory of his candidate at the primary of the right. The cross she wore attracted more attention than the speech she gave.
The deputy of Bouches-du-Rhône, known for her conservative positions, displayed an “Armenian cross,” a religious sign representing the “divine nature” of Christ, according to the Huffington Post.
“This is something I never take away, I always have it on me,” explained Valerie Boyer. According to her, “there is no comment to make, since it is not a symbol of.”
The cross was not seen as Valérie Boyer appeared on BFMTV a few hours later.
The cross raised a wave of criticism on social media, as under French legislation, the public display of religious symbols is prohibited in the country.