Ex-film star Bardot may seek Russian nationality 前影星芭杜可能會尋求俄羅斯國籍

Thu, Feb 28, 2013 - Page 10

Former French screen goddess Brigitte Bardot on Friday threatened to follow Gerard Depardieu in asking for a Russian passport, in protest not at tax hikes, but at the treatment of two circus elephants.

The animals, named Baby and Nepal and owned by a touring circus, are thought to be carrying tuberculosis and were ordered to be put down by a court in Lyon, southern France, on Jan. 4 as a precautionary measure.

Bardot’s threat comes a day after fellow actor Depardieu caused a storm in France by becoming a Russian citizen in protest at high tax rates proposed by the Socialist government, which he accuses of penalizing success.

“If those in power are cowardly and impudent enough to kill the elephants ... then I have decided I will ask for Russian nationality to get out of this country which has become nothing more than an animal cemetery,” Bardot said in a statement.

(Reuters)

前法國大銀幕女神碧姬.芭杜週五威脅要追隨(影帝)傑哈.德巴狄厄的腳步尋求取得俄羅斯護照,但不是要抗議大增稅,而是要讓兩頭馬戲團大象獲得治療。

這兩頭名喚寶貝與尼泊爾、為一家巡迴馬戲團所有的大象,據信罹患結核病,一月四日已被南法里昂的一個法庭下令安樂死,以防萬一。

芭杜語出此一威脅的前一天,男星德巴狄厄才因成為俄羅斯公民而在法國引發軒然大波。德巴狄厄此舉出於抗議社會黨政府提議的調高(富人)稅率,他指控該政策意在懲罰成功。

「倘若當權者都懦弱與厚顏無恥到要殺大象……那我決定要爭取俄羅斯國籍,以便離開這個不過是個動物墳場的國家,」芭杜在聲明中如是說。

(路透/翻譯:張沛元)