While the columnist Jean-Michel Apathie was on set for C to talk about the discrimination due to her accent, Karine Lemarchand by her side revealed that her skin color had almost cost her a show that she ended up animate.
Why do we hear so few accents outside of Parisian on television? This is one of the questions asked by Jean-Michel Aphatie, guest on the set of C to you this June 5 to talk about his latest book “I have an accent, so what?” The man whose voice is so recognizable, notably thanks to his Basque accent, was able to look back on a moment in his life when his accent had been a potential source of discrimination in the media. By his side, Karine Le Marchand, also a guest on the show, reported another source of discrimination in the media. The Métis animator revealed that she almost didn’t get a job because of her skin color.
“Aren’t the listeners going to be confused?”
In its section “the 5 out of 5!”, Maxime Switek gave the floor to Jean-Michel Aphatie on his book “I have an accent, so what?” and touched on a period of the editorial writer’s life in particular. When he became head of the political service at France Inter, the station’s boss at the time ordered him to keep his accent. On the other hand, in 2003, when he arrived on RTL for the political interview in the morning, his accent caused debate in the management as detailed by the principal concerned. “There was a debate that was resolved positively. ‘We are a radio station listened to in the north and in the east. If we put someone at an important time who has a southern accent, do the listeners not going to be troubled? ‘ They asked themselves the question. Can we blame them for having asked the question? “
“They had asked themselves the question …”
“Yes, we also wondered about my skin color …”, launched the air of nothing Karine Le Marchand. A little sentence that did not pass by the ears of Anne-Elisabeth Lemoine. “In what terms?”first asked the journalist from C to you before repeating his question: “Who wondered about your skin color?” Karine Lemarchand did not hesitate to answer: “France 5…” Live on the channel concerned, the presenter of Love is in the meadow has explained : “Before I am offered Kindergartens, I knew afterwards that they had asked themselves the question of whether it was not “segmenting”. But they said no! They took me! But they asked themselves the question, here … “