France’s centuries-old tradition of The Legion of Honors dates back to Napoleon, but it’s been deemed a joke after French President Nicolas Sarkozy knghted both Salma Hayek and her father-in-law by way of being very good personal friends with her tycoon husband. The Daily Mail says:
President Nicolas Sarkozy announced that she will become a Chevalier – or Knight – of the Legion of Honour for her services to the French Republic.
It is not yet clear what those services are.
Ms Hayek is currently promoting Puss in Boots, a film in which she provides the voice for a character called Kitty Softpaws.
[Former minister and member of Mr Sarkozy's ruling UMP party] Henri Torre turned down a Legion of Honour, saying: ‘Too many people were nominated who do not deserve to me honored’, adding that the awards had ‘lost their value’.
Please. Those awards didn’t lose their value because they they were given to a second-rate Mexican actress who happened to marry up. Those awards lost their value because they’re fucking French. It’d be like if they gave out Purple Hearts every time you ran off a battlefield clutching both asscheeks and crying. Totally worthless.
Salma Hayek and her husband at “FRIMOUSSES DES CREATEURS” doll sale for Unicef last month:
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