#IceBucketChallenge: Twitter mocks Hollande’s speech

#IceBucketChallenge: Twitter mocks Hollande’s speech
Updated 25 August 2014
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#IceBucketChallenge: Twitter mocks Hollande’s speech

#IceBucketChallenge: Twitter mocks Hollande’s speech

PARIS: Twitter users mocked France’s president Monday after he was drenched by rain while making a speech commemorating French resistance on the day the government collapsed, drawing gleeful comparisons with the Ice Bucket Challenge.
The images of Francois Hollande delivering his pre-arranged comments under a downpour, his glasses covered in droplets and raincoat soaked, came at a bad time for a president who had just ordered his prime minister to reshuffle the deeply unpopular government for the second time in five months.
“#IceBucketChallenge” one Twitter user posted next to a photo of a soggy Hollande, referring to the social media sensation which sees public figures nominate others to be doused in freezing water, to raise awareness of neurodegenerative disease ALS.
“Francois Hollande’s Ice Bucket that lasts 10 minutes is amazing,” @Batistuta_Binet joked.
“No one nominated him but he takes up the challenge anyway,” @arnaudpicpic added.