I dont know if its just a French thing but Courchevels Marie discovered quickly that hiring a guy to parade around a black bear for the womens FIS world cup giant slalom isnt the most politically correct thing nowadays. After posting images on Facebook a torrent of negative messages arrived which resulted in the removal of the post.
Here is a sample
When will these medieval practices stop? The place of a bear is not in a show, nor among a crowd, nor in transport; his place is in the forest with his homies. Moreover it is certainly not educational to show children a wild animal made slave of the man
For anyone who loves animals seeing one being lead around by a stick is heartbreaking.
Maybe next year they can choose something slightly less tasteless. Maybe invite Donald Trump .