You are currently viewing A joke by Pierre Niney on Twitter triggers the anger of Internet users: the actor apologizes

A joke by Pierre Niney on Twitter triggers the anger of Internet users: the actor apologizes

  • Post category:Entertainment
  • Reading time:2 mins read

Pierre Niney has apologized after posting a joke on Twitter posted on Tuesday August 16. He was amused by the physical resemblance of a student with Leonardo DiCaprio. The 33-year-old actor shared a screenshot from a BFMTV report showing the young man’s face and wrote the following words: “When I tell you he’s the best character actor“.

But the student in question spoke about his precarious situation in this interview. He was talking about the rising cost of living. The comedian’s joke went very badly with many Internet users. The reactions rocketed…

Your tweet is shameful“, “I’m disappointed in you“, “Not funny“, “Precarious students are starving“, “Pitiful to participate in the general discrediting of a student“, “Making humor about the precariousness of students… Disappointing“, “Revolted by your tweet“, “So try to live with 400 euros of purse“, “Totally disconnected from reality this actor“, reacted to Internet users.

Faced with criticism, Pierre Niney apologized a few hours later. “Like a moron, I hadn’t even looked at the subject of the report. Just saw the thumbnail with this man’s face and tweeted way too fast. No desire to be indecent or hurtful“, he wrote before adding: “I was only pointing out a resemblance to DiCaprio.”