Dieudonné M’bala M’bala is a well known French stand up comedian who has a habit of making headlines for all of the wrong reasons.

Currently his largest impact on society has been the spread of a gesture which he invented called “La Quenelle”. This gesture is seen as a sort of reverse nazi salute. Although it has been claimed to be a statement against Zionism, it has been interpreted as inciting racial hatred, specifically antisemitism.

The fact is that he rose to prominence with the Jewish comedian Élie Semoun, while campaigning against racism. Today, things appear to have changed considerably.