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    France's Culture Minister Frederic Mitterrand is facing intense pressure over a book he wrote that described paying for "young boys" in Thailand.

    The book was written four years ago, before he joined the government, but is back in the headlines following his impassioned support for Roman Polanski.

    Polanski has been arrested in Switzerland on child sex charges.

    Mr Mitterrand, nephew of late President Francois Mitterrand, is expected to defend himself on TV later on Thursday.

    Mr Mitterrand has come under attack from right and left.

    In his 2005 book The Bad Life, he wrote: "I got into the habit of paying for boys," saying his attraction to young male prostitutes was not dimmed despite knowing "the sordid details of this traffic".

    "All these rituals of the market for youths, the slave market excited me enormously... the abundance of very attractive and immediately available young boys put me in a state of desire."

    Mr Mitterrand, 62, has denied being a paedophile, saying the term "boys" was used loosely.

    The account of cruising for prostitutes in Thailand attracted little attention when it was published in 2005, when Mr Mitterrand was a TV personality.
    BBC NEWS | Europe | French minister in 'boy sex' row

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    Don't you love his defense? "I'm not a pedophile, I Just like sexual slavery."

    And he supports Polanski, naturally...

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    The term "boys" was used loosely??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiltyred View Post
    The term "boys" was used loosely??
    Very loose indeed.

    Just like the sphincters of those boy prostitues.
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    why are the French OK with child rape?

    I love France, but this is a blemish on thier civility.:steam:

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    So he's gay?

    I don't get the problem. That's the kind of thing you expect from the French, anyway.

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    "He's gay" is not really the sticking point. "He's apparently intimately acquainted with the youth sex slave market overseas" is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ivy View Post
    "He's gay" is not really the sticking point. "He's apparently intimately acquainted with the youth sex slave market overseas" is.
    I only come to these threads expecting to see absurd viewpoints. Don't sully it with your rational perspective :steam: .

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    Well, you also have to take into account that the book came out years ago, so if there really was something utterly shocking in it, as mr mitterand was always a public figure, it would have came out sooner.

    Now I just don't have the data to make an informed statement as to wether or not and so on..

    All I'm saying is that the statements were deformed and that it's a bit convenient that it'd come out just after the guy defended Polanski, and i'm sure the way he defended polanski was deformed to serve the pedophile thesis too.

    It's a political trick, and we simple lack the information to make any other statement for now.

    Quote Originally Posted by nebbykoo View Post
    why are the French OK with child rape?

    I love France, but this is a blemish on thier civility.:steam:
    have you ever BEEN to France ?
    Do you really think a political/public figure would write about having sex with kids in a book? I mean, seriously?
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    have you ever BEEN to France ?
    Do you really think a political/public figure would write about having sex with kids in a book? I mean, seriously?
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