Rabat - Following his outrageous Facebook post, in which he called Moroccans “pigs,” the French citizen living in Casablanca has apologized.
Rabat – Following his outrageous Facebook post, in which he called Moroccans “pigs,” the French citizen living in Casablanca has apologized.
S. W, a French resident based in Casablanca, sparked outrage among Moroccans after he posted a photo on Facebook while passing through Lycée Lyautey, a renowned high school, established in 1921, during the French colonization of Morocco. It was named after Marshal Louis Hubert Gonzalve Lyautey.
S.W had captioned the photo with despicable comments lashing out Moroccans. The photo shows a pile of waste in front of the high school. Commenting on the photo, he wrote, “Here is the magnificent spectacle that the residents Lycée Lyautey have the pleasure of seeing in the morning. Moroccans are really pigs.”
The photo, which S. W originally shared on a Facebook Page named “Save Casablanca,” denigrated Moroccans, who take such insults very personally.
In response to the offensive post, Mohamed Alami Berrada, a Casablanca resident, took the group, sharing the photo of Lycée Lyautey, addressing the offender, “Dear S. W, S […] Thank you for pointing out the pitiful state of our public spaces which have become unhealthy because of the various rubbish accumulated there.”
“I was nevertheless dismayed by the sweet, sweet words which you have put to the people whose days you are sharing in Casablanca, of which I am a citizen,” he continued. “I wanted to thank you, dear sir. I wanted to express to you, on behalf of all the Casablanca residents that you are now persona non-grata in our city and in our country.”
Berrada continued to address the offender, saying, “You have the leisure to find yourself in a pigsty that befits your language. We will not take care of you to board Manu military on a plane to your country of origin […] Without cordiality, I wish you a safe journey [back] home.”
Remorsefully “I am Sorry”
After finding himself in the eye of a serious social storm of his own making, the offender took to the “Français du Maroc,” page to express his regret and issue his apologies for his offensive comment.
“I would like to present my most sincere apologies for insulting the Moroccan people,” he wrote, adding that comment on the state of garbage in front of the high school, [his] words are “disproportionate and were made on the blows of anger.”
“I never wanted to insult anyone and especially not Moroccans who are an open and welcoming people,” he continued. “I thank you for publishing this message of forgiveness.”