39-year old Emmanuel Macron, who on Sunday night, became France’s youngest president since Napoleon, held his victory event at the Louvre museum, one of the country’s best-known sites and a former royal palace.
Macron was last night accused of turning his back on his feminist ideals after Moulin Rouge style dancers in little less than their underwear took to the stage as part of his victory celebrations.
Nonetheless the entertainment shook with the historic setting steeped in culture as scantily clad women took to the stage as part of a victory celebration.
French media said the raunchy image was one which had ‘stayed in people’s minds’ as Feminists were quick to raise eyebrows on Twitter.
The president of Fondation des Femmes, a women’s rights group, Anne-Cecile Mailfert posted:
‘What are these women in red underwear shimmying on the Louvre stage meant to symbolize? I can’t quite grasp it.’
Mr Macron had told his supporters in March, ‘I am profoundly feminist’.
The boogying was part of a weird night of entertainment during which a DJ in a blue bomber jacket blasted pop tunes in the hours before Mr Macron mounted the stage with the sound of Anthem of Europe’s ‘Ode to Joy’ by Beethoven playing.
The maidens in carnival-style tops, high heels and red hot pants danced to pop song Cake by the Ocean, with the lyrics:
‘Let’s lose our minds and go f****** crazy.’