The videographer Papacito was interviewed by the police as part of the open provocation investigation against him following the video he broadcast on June 6 on the YouTube platform. It staged the execution of a mannequin.
The Youtubeur and screenwriter Papacito was heard in open hearing on June 16 by the police in the investigation for “provocation” to the murder, opened after the broadcast of one of his videos simulating the execution of a voter of La France insoumise ( LFI), according to sources close to the investigation relayed by AFP. On June 9, the Paris prosecutor’s office opened an investigation for “public provocation not followed by the commission of attacks on the life or integrity of persons”.
In a video posted on June 6 on YouTube, and since withdrawn, Papacito attacked the “6%” of “people who vote for the party of Jean-Luc Mélenchon”, leader of La France insoumise (LFI) and candidate for the presidential election of 2022, “in this country”.
Decked out in military fatigues, the Youtubeur fired with firearms at a mannequin representing an LFI voter, then stabbed.
Excerpts from this video had been widely relayed and denounced on social networks by LFI. Jean-Luc Mélenchon had mentioned a “call for murder” and filed a complaint.
Papacito, whose real name is Ugo Gil Jimenez, defended himself with the magazine Current values by invoking satire while acknowledging that the video was “extremely provocative”.