Court confirms conviction of Dieudonné for Holocaust song

Dieudonné M’Bala M’Bala
The Paris Court of Appeals confirmed the conviction of Dieudonné M’Bala M’Bala to a 9,000 euro fine, which could be turned into imprisonment in case of non-payment, for complicity in antisemitic insults after the publication of a video and a song entitled “C’est mon choaa” (It’s my choaa).

The song, published in June 2017 on Youtube, Deezer, Spotify and Apple Music, includes the following lyrics: “My head is hot from the barbecue. If the merguez sausage are kosher, I might get it”.

In November 2019, the court sentenced the polemist to a 9,000 euro fine, while the public prosecutor’s office demanded ten months in prison.

The court had then ruled that the lyrics of his song referred “unquestionably, by way of insinuation, to the tragedy of the Holocaust which is mocked” and the “right to humor” invoked by the polemist “clashes with another right, that of human dignity.

Dieudonné M’Bala M’Bala, now 55 years old, had denied being the singer and author of this song, written according to him by a prisoner during a “workshop” in prison.

Last summer, the polemicist was banned from major online platforms such as YouTube, Facebook, TikTok and Instagram in the name of the fight against hate content.

Source: EJC
Photo: Dieudonné, June 22, 2020, in Chartres - Guillaume SOUVANT © 2019 AFP