Live Through This: Courtney Love attacked by mob of taxi drivers, tweets throughout
I'm on the Courtney Love beat here at HitFix. I love this woman with complete earnestness and can't fully explain why. "America's Sweetheart"? Wasn't that bad! Earlier today, the Hole frontwoman continued on the comeback trail when her Uber car was attacked by (apparently) a mob of striking taxi drivers in Paris (more on that below). Here is a blow-by-blow of the harrowing ordeal, with photographic evidence:
they've ambushed our car and are holding our driver hostage. they're beating the cars with metal bats. this is France?? I'm safer in Baghdad— Courtney Love Cobain (@Courtney) June 25, 2015
François Hollande where are the fucking police??? is it legal for your people to attack visitors? Get your ass to the airport. Wtf???— Courtney Love Cobain (@Courtney) June 25, 2015
paid some guys on motorcycles to sneak us out, got chased by a mob of taxi drivers who threw rocks, passed two police and they did nothing— Courtney Love Cobain (@Courtney) June 25, 2015
how on earth are these people allowed to do this? the first car was destroyed, all tires slashed… https://t.co/lWuFRMG6I5— Courtney Love Cobain (@Courtney) June 25, 2015
There is, of course, nothing funny about this kind of violence, nor the legitimate complaints of the protesting cab drivers. But over the last decade or so -- aside from the occasional album or acting role -- Love has remained in the public eye largely by being a larger-than-life personality, and the live-tweeting session covered above is yet the latest (frankly amusing) example of that.
From ITV: "Traffic chaos erupted today as taxis blocked access to Paris airports, train stations and squares as part of a nationwide strike against cab service Uber.
Drivers demanding the French government crackdown on what they say is Uber's use of unlicensed cab drivers."