Taroudant - “T-shirts made in Morocco were distributed by French far-right party National Front have created controversy in social media in France.
Taroudant – “T-shirts made in Morocco were distributed by French far-right party National Front have created controversy in social media in France.
Being a fervent defender of goods made in France, the party came under a wave of criticism for importing t-shirts from Morocco.
The sale of goods manufactured abroad does not fit with the official view of the party of Marine Le Pen.
Sylvain Chazot, a political reporter for Europe 1, posted on Twitter a photo with statement that reads the T-shirts sold at the party’s Summer University are labeled “Made in Morocco”.
Les Tshirts FN vendus à l’université d’été sont made in Morocco pic.twitter.com/HvJomsVt1F
— Sylvain Chazot (@sychazot) September 5, 2015
David Perrotin, a society journalist for BuzzFeed France, also posted another photo of a product that is made in China.
— David Perrotin (@davidperrotin) September 5, 2015
When asked by the French press about the t-shirts made in Morocco sold by her party, National Front President Marine Le Pen did not wish to speak, apparently uncomfortable.
“I assure you that the National Front does buy anything made by foreign companies. It exclusively works with French companies employing French employees,” said a party activist.
“I do not understand why we have these T-shirts,” said another activist, interviewed by Le Point. “We take only ‘made in France’ products. If Marine Le Pen saw them, she would immediately remove them,” he added.
Other activists said that the only reason t-shirts made in Morocco were sold at the Summer University is the fact that “these t-shirts are cheaper than those made in France.”