Omar Sy does not regret “not at all” his appeal launched in L’Obs, almost a year ago, for “denounce police violence in France”, in the context of the death of George Floyd in the United States and the Adama Traoré affair. “What I regret are the reactions [après cet appel]. People didn’t want to understand what I said “, he explains Tuesday, June 1 on France Inter.
“I am not saying that the police are racist. I am saying that there are racist police officers”, nuance Omar Sy. “I’m not saying all the police are violent, I’m saying there is violence”, he continues. “In France, everywhere, every day, we see an atrocity”, observes the star of the French series Lupin, the second season of which premieres June 11 on Netflix.
“Do you think I’m at home and dancing weird African dances when a policeman gets killed? No, but where are we? There is only one thing that matters to me, and that is justice. “
“What I learned with France, and what I wear with France, is this notion of justice and this facility to be outraged when things are unfair. That’s what makes me a Frenchman. “, concludes the actor.