Larissa Sansour

Protests held at Lacoste stores across France against "racism" and censorship of Palestinian artist

Palestine solidarity activists staged protests on Christmas Eve at Lacoste clothing stores in several French cities to protest the censorship and expulsion of Palestinian artist Larissa Sansour from a prestigious art competition sponsored by the French luxury clothing. 

Owner of Lacoste, which censored Palestinian artist, is major donor to Israel, Zionist causes

One of the largest shareholders of high-end French fashion firm Lacoste is a major donor to Israel and Zionist causes. Lacoste has been at the center of a scandal over the company’s insistence that Palestinian artist Larissa Sansour be forced out of the prestigious Lacoste Elysée Prize in Photography. 

Evidence of Lacoste's censorship of Palestinian artist Larissa Sansour captured by Google cache

Earlier today, I wrote about the scandalous expulsion of Palestinian artist Larissa Sansour from the prestigious Lacoste Elysée Prize shortlist at the request of Lacoste, the high-end French fashion company that sponsors the contest. Sansour, who was born in Jerusalem, said in a press release that Lacoste wanted her out because she was too “too pro-Palestinian.” The press release also stated: 

French clothing firm Lacoste censors, expels Palestinian artist Larissa Sansour from prestigious contest

The high-end French clothing chain Lacoste has demanded the removal of work by Palestinian artist Larissa Sansour from the shortlist for the €25,000 Lacoste Elysee Prize that is awarded by the Swiss Musee de l’Elysee with sponsorship from the firm.