Carla Bruni’s New Album

Nicholas and CarlaFormer French first lady Carla Bruni has a new song that appears to poke fun at her husband’s political foe, the current president François Hollande, who she allegedly brands “a penguin.”

The 45-year-old model and singer is said to be furious with Mr. Hollande after he failed to accompany her husband, Nicolas Sarkozy, down the Élysée steps after winning the election last year.

Le Pengouin on Bruni’s new album, Little French Songs, includes the lyrics: “He has little sovereign airs but, me, I know him, the penguin doesn’t have the manners of a lord of the manor… Penguins are badly brought up.”

According to a report in the Times, the song is widely being seen as an attempt by Bruni, to get revenge on Hollande for what she considers his disrespectful conduct.

The new album includes a cringe-worthy tribute to her husband, who she recently described as virile, sweet and unique.

Source: Daily Mail, April 5

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3 responses to “Carla Bruni’s New Album

  1. David Schatzky

    Hell hath no music and lyrics like a woman scorned.

  2. Horace Krever

    Even if her criticism of Hollande is justified, wouldn’t Brigitte Bardot have a legitimate objection to the defamation of penguins?

  3. Michael Gundy

    Sounds like Le Pengouin has the same level of profound depth and artistic expression found in the more existential Eurovision song contest entries.

    Will our very own Celine Dion do cover versions? After all she did win in 1988 representing Switzerland.