Yorgos Loukos was sacked by the Opéra de Lyon last week as head of its ballet company for punitive discrimination against a pregnant ballerina. The decision was widely applauded.
Now the conductor William Christie and others have signed a newspaper advertisement calling for his reinstatement.
Thise who have signed so far include Robert Wilson, Mats Ek, Ariane Mnouchkine, Jiří Kylián, Sylvie Guillem, Isabelle Huppert and Benjamin Millepied.
Solidarity with a sacked pal is all very well, but can’t they see he was wrong to fire a woman once she was pregnant?
UPDATE: Millipied and Forsyth now deny signing the petition.