Now it seems like Jean may have pulled a tiny Norbit. This poster for his upcoming film was released last week (and then taken down.) Apparently, there were so many complaints that they decided to pull the posters. Pardon my asking, but are the people complaining French? I mean really, why is a country which is so liberated sexually, pulling an ad like this? It really surprises me that a risque poster is being taken down for it's sexual content. That's something that we prudes here in the US would do. Here is an interesting post from a poster on Moviefone:
hello.i'm a french woman,35 years old and as many others i think these posters are funny.you have to take it for the 1 degre.in france we have a problem with some women...th
This controversial incident has people wondering if this will be a road block in DuJardin's quest to the gold. What some people don't know is that in France Jean is considered a comedian. From his interviews it seems like he could never be taken seriously as an actor (he says that people called his face "too expressive.") The Artist is truly a huge accomplishment for his career. Personally, I do not feel that this will hinder his chances. This is not a Norbit sized issue. I'm sure his competitors are hoping that this will be a wrench in The Artist machine, but I say it's only a minor blimp.