France : Removal of “Transmania” Advertising in Paris Following Accusations of Hate Speech JCDecaux Withdraws Advertisements Following City Hall Intervention

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Removal of “Transmania” Advertising

The JCDecaux group has removed promotional campaigns for the book titled “Transmania” from its billboards in Paris, following a complaint from the City of Paris. The city expressed concerns over content deemed hateful towards the transgender community.

Paris City Hall Acts Against Advertisement for Controversial Book

Emmanuel Grégoire, the Deputy Mayor of Paris, sent a letter to Jean-Charles Decaux, the head of JCDecaux, to denounce the advertisement of a book accused of conveying “hate speech” against transgender individuals. The city’s reaction came on Tuesday, April 17, marking a firm stance against such content.

In the criticized advertisement, the book is described as an “investigation into the excesses of transgender identity,” claiming to reveal how these ideas are spreading across various sectors of society. The authors, Dora Moutot and Marguerite Stern, who have previously been criticized for their transphobic positions within the feminist movement, are accused by Emmanuel Grégoire of once again propagating harmful discourse. Their previous work and the criticisms they have made regarding gender transitions have led to several complaints.

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