Anne Hidalgo

Paris mayor trolled over lengthy post on X announcing she’s leaving X

'mdr t qui?' translates to 'lol who dis?'

On Nov 27, 2023 by Marlon Ettinger

Emmanuel Macron in front of neutral background (l) Hall of Mirrors in the palace of Versailles, France (c) King Charles III (r)

French president’s Versailles dinner with King Charles III blasted for extravagance

'That vaguely reminds me of a little story.'

On Sep 19, 2023 by Marlon Ettinger

student in abaya holding laptop outside in France

‘We’ll go in wearing a kimono’: French TikTokers plot ways to protest new abaya ban in school

TikTokers said the ban was ridiculous and clearly targeted.

On Aug 30, 2023 by Marlon Ettinger

diners in France ask for bill to be split, receive bill ripped in half

‘But why are you splitting $35’: Customers try to split bill, workers rip it in half

'I’d go lower and leave them ripped euro.'

On Aug 8, 2023 by Angela Littlefield

Folarin Balogun

How ‘Soccer Twitter’ helped lead Folarin Balogun to play for the U.S.

"Soccer fans and alternative media alike have never been more passionate than now" — according to a fan who became part of an incredible piece of U.S. soccer lore.

On Jun 16, 2023 by Justin Ruderman

Mona Lisa on display at museum with caption 'THE MONA LISA GOT WHAT' 'POV you go to see the Mona Lisa 4 days before it was stolen' (l) police cars driving with lights on caption 'POV: your in Paris when the Mona Lisa has been stolen' (c) man greenscreen TikTok over image of museum with art not on wall with caption 'I DIDN'T SEE TIKTOK FOR 2 HOURS AND THE MONA LISA GOT STOLEN?!?' (r)

A ‘Minions’ joke convinced all of TikTok that the Mona Lisa was stolen from the Louvre

The rumor originated with a tourist video of some police vehicles in Paris.

On Jan 10, 2023 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

young woman with caption 'Customer Service in France' (l&r) train (c)

‘Whenever there’s an opportunity to be kind, helpful, understanding, they choose the opposite’: American calls out ‘cold’ customer service in France, sparking debate

'Being forced to be nice to Karen’s in USA I feel bad for the workers who get walked on.'

On Sep 14, 2022 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Pharmacy sign with techno cross design caption 'Pharmacy signs in France hitting different' (l) Pharmacy sign with techno animated dog caption 'French Pharmacy Signs Are Something Else' (c) Pharmacy sign with techno cross and pills caption 'Pharmacy signs in France hit different.' (r)

‘Pharmacy signs in France hit different’: TikTokers have a new obsession—and they’re making techno mashups about it

Who knew that European drugstores went so hard?

On Aug 24, 2022 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

woman speaking hand on chest (l) Airbnb app opening on iPhone in woman hand (c) woman speaking (r)

‘Airbnb is responsible for their hosts at the end of the day’: TikToker says Airbnb left her and her mother stranded on the streets in the South of France

'[Airbnb] told me essentially to p*ss off and that it's not their problem.'

On Jul 30, 2022 by Jack Alban

man outside listening to woman making face (l) Eiffel Tower (c) man outside making runny face to camera (r)

‘​​Karen is not for France’: Mover in France films apparent American woman berating him

'And that ladies & gentleman is how the world sees Americans overseas.'

On Apr 28, 2022 by Tricia Crimmins

Town with 'No' symbol in Facebook blue

Facebook takes down official page for the French town of Bitche

'The most astonishing thing is that Facebook took so long to correct this.'

On Apr 13, 2021 by Kahron Spearman

secret dinner parties

Secret dinner parties that included champagne, caviar during the pandemic lockdown spark public outrage

Clearly, the parties were illegal.

On Apr 7, 2021 by Phil West

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American’s hilarious interruption of French broadcast during Biden celebration delights viewers

The reporter couldn't even hold back his laughter.

On Nov 8, 2020 by Rachel Kiley

the monopoly of violence

‘The Monopoly of Violence’ looks at the debate over police brutality

David Dufresne's documentary covers ground we're more than familiar with.

On Sep 21, 2020 by Michelle Jaworski

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Show criticized for putting rape victim in blackface to protect her identity

The move was to protect her identity, but the show is being criticized.

On Feb 20, 2020 by Samira Sadeque