I don’t know if the mixed-race antisemitic French “comedian” Dieudonné still enjoys any popularity (as he once did) among the French Left, but if so, I hope this puts an end to it: according to Libération, National Front leader Jean Marie Le Pen was on hand for the recent baptism of Dieudonné’s baby daughter, and is the child’s godfather.
According to the 2006 report in The Independent, Dieudonné was extremely popular among French youth of all races. Is that still the case? Aside from the absolute craziness of a Dieudonné-Le Pen friendship, it can’t be helping him fan-wise.
Update: And, for that matter, what’s in it for Le Pen?