[WATCH] French President Scolds Teenager Who Called Him By Nickname19th Jun 18 | News
Do you think young people should have more respect for authority?
A French teenager was on the end of a light verbal dressing down from French President Emmanuel Macron.
The teenager was in the crowd and called out to the President using his nickname 'Manu'. President Macron was quick to set the young man straight about how he should have addressed him.
'You call me Mr. President of the Republic or Mister, Ok?
'Even if you want to lead a revolution one day, you've first got to earn a diploma and learn to put food on the table'
People have been quick to praise how the President handled the situation, noting his calm and encouraging approach at correcting the youngster.
If you watch the whole video you’ll also see that Macron encourages the kid to pursue his ideal and shoot for the stars instead of settling on “just pass my exam”. He motivated him.— Laurent Denoue (@ldenoue) June 19, 2018
I kind of think though that the office of president/prime minister/taoiseach should be respected, separately to the person actually holding it. You might disagree with their politics, but disrespecting the office is a slap in the face to the people. Just my middle aged thoughts.— Alex Meehan (@alex_meehan) June 19, 2018
Unfortunatley it looks as though the kid is now being made fun of by his peers back in school
A response from the French President Emmanuel #Macron to a #teenager who called out to him by a nickname has provoked widespread reaction in #France. Some denounced the condescending tone of the president while others praised how he reacted. (1/2) https://t.co/hNhXX5ZdJr— Mathiew Leiser (@LHmathiew) June 19, 2018
A journalist went to the teenager's school and saw other pupils laughing at him. She adds that he does not want to talk to anyone and is afraid that this could affect his future studies. (2/2) https://t.co/DAeUXpOi7A— Mathiew Leiser (@LHmathiew) June 19, 2018