The remark by the millionaire advertising tycoon has been branded ‘obscene’ at a time when millions of French people are dealing with low wages and soaring unemployment.
It as well be acutely embarrassing to the president, Who was urged by his own advisors last year to tone down his ‘bling’ image by not wearing his own Rolex and RayBan shades in public.
Asked whether he approved of Sarkozy’s love of flashy bracelets, The 60yearold business person replied: “So imagine if he owns a Rolex, i not able to blame him for that.
“never go to a Rolex. If you do not possess a Rolex by the time you reach 50, Then you have clearly failed in your lifetime,
The comment also comes as Sarkozy was hit by polls showing six out of then French people think he is failing to tackle the marketplace.
But French news website Agora said not long ago: “This statement is obscene. We need to shove Seguela’s own Rolex down his throat,
French daily FranceSoir said this morning: “There is a global financial crisis and people are struggling to make ends meet. Most workers will find this highly offensive,
JeanFran Cop presdient of Sarkozy’s own UMP individual, added an extra: “It is foolish to say owning a Rolex is a mark of success in life.
“Success is understanding your goals, the ability to do the things you want to, And being with that person you love,
Seguela has refused to apologise for the comment saying he only said it because he was ‘trapped’ by the job interviewer on the France 2 morning news programme.