Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro has been described as “terribly impolite” after he appeared to mock the French first woman’s seems to be.
A Bolsonaro supporter posted a Fb meme mocking the looks of Brigitte Macron, 66, and evaluating her unfavourably with Brazil’s first woman Michelle Bolsonaro, 37, together with the caption: “Now you perceive why Macron is persecuting Bolsonaro?”
Mr Bolsonaro’s official account responded: “Don’t humiliate the man, ha ha.”
Requested in regards to the remark, Mr Macron stated it was “extraordinarily disrespectful” and “unhappy”.
Talking on the G7 summit in Biarritz, he added that Brazil “deserves a president who’s as much as the job”.
Requested by AFP information company whether or not the response got here from Mr Bolsonaro himself, a spokesman for Brazil’s presidential palace refused to remark.
The French president referred to as for the emergency G7 talks amid the worldwide outcry over Brazil’s response to spiralling wildfires within the Amazon rainforest.
Reacting to Mr Macron piling stress on Brazil to do extra, Mr Bolsonaro accused his French counterpart of getting a “colonialist mentality”.
The fires, which have been blamed on deforestation, have led to a number of European nations asking questions of the Brazilian chief, who has beforehand aired scepticism over local weather change.