Guetta Ducks Out Of Marseille

French house music producer David Guetta ducked out of his Marseille concert planned for June 26 amid local protests about his euro 400,000 ($520,000) coming out of public funds.

About 70,000 people reportedly signed a petition to denounce the subsidy as a waste of taxpayers’ money during a time of economic crisis.

Guetta pulled out in the face of what he described as “political and media agitation,” saying he preferred not to get involved.

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The row came amid growing signs of exasperation with France’s traditionally extravagant public policies.