Julien Lacroix begins his comeback tour
Comedian Julien Lacroix, who retired from the stage after being targeted by allegations of sexual misconduct in the summer of 2020, is preparing to go on tour. The 30-year-old, who is beginning a return to the stage, announced about fifteen dates scheduled across Quebec.
He will perform on Friday, the first date of his journey, at the Brasserie Côte-St-Paul, in the southwest of Montreal, before continuing his journey to other regions of the province. He will be passing through Saint-Lazare, Lévis, Magog, Saint-Eustache, Granby and Repentigny.
The return to the stage of the comedian, after several years of absence, is far from unanimous and arouses strong reactions. Last January, alleged victims of Julien Lacroix opposed the artist's reconnecting with his profession in an open letter sent to the newspaper 24 heures.
The latter considered that his return contributed to the “trivialization of sexual violence”, since it implies a “privilege granted to certain people to shine and earn a living on our screens and in our performance halls, they wrote.
Also in January, Julien Lacroix was received by Stéphan Bureau on the show Le monde à l'envers. It was his first stint on television since exposing nine women in the summer of 2020. During the show, Julien Lacroix had notably denounced the journalistic work of the Devoir which would have made “amalgams between several cases”, and took the opportunity to talk about the feeling of fear that live about a return to the stage.