A few days after a lively controversy around a video published by Maeva Ghennam promoting cosmetic surgery of the vagina, the Minister Delegate in charge of Citizenship reacted in a letter.
The video had shocked. That of Maeva Ghennam, reality TV starlet and candidate for season 6 of Marseillais vs The Rest of the World (W9), promoting her cosmetic surgeon on Instagram following an intimate operation on the vagina. “I think it’s super important to have a beautiful vagina. Like me, I’m lucky, I have a really beautiful vagina like, I don’t have lips that stick out but it needs to be maintained. So it’s too good. Like, it’s like I’m 12 like“She blurted out last Thursday to her 3 million subscribers. Shocking remarks and misplaced product placement, the sequence created a lively controversy on social networks especially for this limitless apology for surgery. Ahmed Sylla, also outraged, on the other hand, wiped a volley of green wood from the support of the young woman, on Twitter.
“I am sincerely sorry if I have offended someone”
Faced with the scale of the controversy, Maeva Ghennam reacted, still on Instagram, this weekend. “I wanted to apologize, I expressed myself very, very badly: you have to know, sometimes, that when I speak, the information, it does not go through the brain but it goes directly through the mouth. I don’t think too much. I say a lot of bullshit. What I said is very serious (…) When I said that I had a 12-year-old vagina, I expressed myself very, very badly. I wasn’t talking about the inside of the vagina, I was just talking about the bikini line. When I speak, I am not thinking. I don’t have a filter. I say whatever goes through my mind“thus confided the young woman. And to continue:”I’m 24 years old. I am sincerely sorry if I have offended anyone. I had a discussion with my mom and my agent Magali (Berdah, note). I’m going to have to learn to be careful what I say. I am followed by millions of people. Everything I say has an impact. I promise to be more careful. These are sincere apologies (…) I did not have my vagina redone. I did not do any cosmetic surgery. If I had redone my vagina, I wouldn’t have been able to get on the plane the next day. My vagina is doing very well. I’m 24 years old. I have a good vagina. He is very handsome, he is doing very well!“.
The reaction of Marlène Schiappa
The case is not closed, however. In a letter dated September 4 that we are revealing to you in full on Monday, we learn that Marlène Schiappa, Minister Delegate to the Minister of the Interior, in charge of Citizenship, was also moved by this video. In this letter addressed to Joëlle Belaisch-Allart, President of the national college of French gynecologists and obstetricians, the Minister mentions “this video shared and viewed millions of times on social networks.” A video “who [lui] seems to be a problem for young women who will see her” : “I wonder about promoting specific surgical practices that have not been proven by scientific studies“develops Marlène Schiappa. And to remind that”gynecologists are committed to defending and protecting women’s rights“before asking the College to position itself on the subject.