On Thursday, French comedian Jean-Luc Le Pen said he was “very happy” to discover that his latest hit, “Jeux Musique,” was written by French singer and actress Jean-Louis Sertarzi, a member of the French pop duo La Vie et la Vie.
“Jeusses songs are great.
They’re very good,” Le Pen told Le Parisien newspaper.
“And they’re very beautiful.
And they’re so catchy.”
The French government is expected to announce a decision on Friday about whether to award the songwriter’s name to Le Pen.
Sertarais songs are sometimes credited to Jean-Pierre Lescure, who was the first French-born actor to star in a French musical.
He died in 2001.
Le Pen, who said he did not have a great love for music, is a former television presenter and now is one of the most popular far-right leaders in France.
He has vowed to take on France’s president, Nicolas Sarkozy, who is seeking re-election in 2017.
The song, which Le Pen described as a “French anthem” that “goes back to the roots of the country,” is also featured in “The Grand Illusion” and “La Vie et La Vie,” two popular films that have been shown at French theaters in recent years.
“We’re very happy that Jean-Jacques Sertaro has been given the honor of writing this song,” Le Parisian newspaper said.
“I am also very happy to see that he’s a great French singer.”
French politicians have criticized Le Pen for using Sertars songs to promote his campaign.
A campaign poster featuring the song appeared on the walls of Le Pen’s office last month.
“What is the problem?
It’s because you’re a liar and a thief,” it said.
Le Parisienne also said that the singer is a member “of a dangerous group of actors,” a reference to a notorious group of French musicians that includes Jean-Michel Basquiat, Claude Debussy, and Jean-Baptiste Gautier.
“This group of artists has been using the songs of Jean-Marie Sertarro to promote their own political views and to exploit the young people, who are under the impression that they are living a normal life,” Le Poy said in a statement.
“They are also promoting the wrong image of France.”