Does Aya Nakamura inaugurate the Paris Olympic Games? Only 1 in 5 French people think it is a good idea

A survey by Elabe for BFMTV revealed this Wednesday, March 13, asks the French about their desire – or not – to see Aya Nakamura perform at the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games. Most respondents were neutral or opposed to the idea.

Aya Nakamura, headliner at the opening ceremony of the Paris Olympics? The French are mixed. As L’Express revealed late last month, Emmanuel Macron would like to see the singer give voice this summer. He even suggested a cover of Edith Piaf songs.

As a survey by the Elabe Institute for BFMTV revealed this Wednesday, March 13, shows, the French are divided on the issue. “49% of French people believe it is a bad idea, as they believe it is necessary to better choose the singers to represent France during this ceremony,” while 21% believe it is a “good idea.”

An Elabe poll for BFMTV on March 13, 2024 reveals that 30% of French people have no opinion on Aya Nakamura's presence at the opening ceremony of the Paris Olympic Games.
An Elabe poll for BFMTV on March 13, 2024 reveals that 30% of French people have no opinion on Aya Nakamura’s presence at the opening ceremony of the Paris Olympic Games. © Elabe/BFMTV

It should be noted that a significant part of the French surveyed, 30%, simply “have no opinion on this issue.” In the end, only 1 in 5 French people expressed themselves in favor of this suggestion by the President of the Republic;

Virulent debates and racist insults

The possible appearance at the opening ceremony of the most popular French-speaking artist in the world did not, at first glance, cause an earthquake. But a banner carried by the far-right collective “Les Natifs”, descendants of the Génération Identitaire, generated controversy.

A banner reading “No way Aya, this is Paris, not Bamako market,” was raised by this small group on March 8, during an action in the capital.

On Sunday, March 10, Aya Nakamura responded directly on the slab.”

This Wednesday, March 13 on RMC’s microphoneThe star’s lawyer, Karim Sebihat, for his part regretted an “unworthy and infamous controversy”, stressing that the path to justice is not closed. “It is she who must decide, it is not me,” said the lawyer about a possible filing of a complaint.

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“We love you”

Since then, many voices have been raised to denounce the attacks and support Aya Nakamura. Culture Minister Rachida Dati warned Tuesday against “pretexts to attack someone for pure racism.”

“No matter how much we love you, dear Aya Nakamura, you don’t care about the whole world,” Amélie Oudea-Castera, Minister of Sports, wrote in X on Sunday.

Will the issue be a political issue? Unlike the government bloc, some politicians classified on the extreme right have not hidden their rejection of Aya Nakamura’s hypothesis.

72% of Marine Le Pen’s voters rejected the singer’s performance and 88% of those who supported Éric Zemmour in 2022. The latter also commented on this hypothesis. He is not attracted to the idea.

Sample of 1,005 people, representative of residents in mainland France aged 18 and over. The representativeness of the sample was ensured according to the quota method applied to the following variables: sex, age and profession of the interviewee after stratification by region and agglomeration category. Online survey from March 12 to 13, 2024.

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