A candidate for the telecrochet show “The Voice”, Vincent Pois, was excluded from the program after the exhumation of racist tweets from him, the show’s production company said on Monday (February 22).
On the set of “The Voice” on Saturday evening, the young 21-year-old amateur rapper convinced the jury with his performance but on the social network Twitter, users immediately brought up past publications of the young man, known by the nickname @ Vincent_TheVivi.
The racist jokes and homophobic remarks tweeted in 2017 by Vincent Pois shock Internet users who then question his participation in the show. The candidate’s writings are “Incompatible with our values and with its participation in the program which ends today”, said the production company in a press release.
” I ask forgiveness “
“I see old tweets that stand out, that I wrote when I was 17”, recognized the young man on his Instagram account on Sunday. “I didn’t mean a word of what I wrote. I ask forgiveness of all the people I could offend with these shameful messages ”, did he declare.
The episode recalls a similar controversy in 2018 with Mennel, candidate of “The Voice”. A few days after an appearance in Season 7 of the show, the candidate’s old Facebook posts are emerging. After the attacks in Nice and Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, she had notably accused the government of being “The real terrorists”.
Mennel, life unveiled
Other screenshots, notably relayed by the far right on social networks, also showed that she had shared publications by the controversial Islamologist Tariq Ramadan or Dieudonné on Facebook.
Despite a public apology, the singer had ended up announcing that she was leaving the TF1 telecrochet.