The Francophone Free Brussels University (ULB) had decided to grant Ken Loach an honorary doctorate for his socially engaged movies.
However, on the eve of the ceremony, Charles Michel criticised this decision, arguing Loach had made anti-semitic comments.
In the Brussels Great Synagogue, Michel said that “no kind of anti-semitism should be tolerated, in whichever form.
This also goes for my alma mater (his university; the ULB is where Michel graduated, red.)”
The ULB decided to maintain the doctorate anyway, but Ken Loach had something to say when the honour was bestowed upon him yesterday evening.
He strictly denied Michel’s accusations.